PETER HANNAM 11:45pm A giant Chinese solar panel maker originally based on Australian technology plans to close its local research arm amid on-going concerns about the future of renewable energy in the country.
PETER HANNAM NSW is barely one-third of the way to achieving its 2020 renewable energy goal despite the Baird Government wanting the state to be Australia's answer to California.
CAMERON ATFIELD Queensland researchers hope to demonstrate the true power of the 'Sunshine State' when a new solar research facility opens at Gatton next year.
PETER HANNAM Australians considering putting solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on their roofs might want to get a hurry-on.
MATTHEW RAGGATT Its been approved since 2011, but Australia's largest wind farm developer has said there is no guarantee dirt will ever be turned on its 41-turbine project near Bungendore.
PETER HANNAM Australia cut carbon dioxide emissions from its electricity sector by as much as 17 million tonnes because of the carbon price and would have curbed more had industry expected the price to be permanent, according to an Australian National University study.
Jock Cheetham Renewable energy costs money and the 'sun doesn't shine' at night. Abbott's renewable mantra needs a tune-up.
PETER MARTIN Energy specialist Lucy Carter of the Grattan Institute outlined the horror scenario for suppliers.
BRIAN ROBINS If you thought surging household energy bills were a thing of the past, think again.
Lisa Cox, Peter Hannam The Abbott government’s case to scrap or weaken the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has been dealt a “killer blow”, with modelling it commissioned for the review showing consumers will be better off if the target is kept.
BRIAN ROBINS The downturn in electricity demand is likely to slide a further 3.3 per cent over next three years.
Tom Arup, Environment Editor Australia's renewable energy target would include gas-fired power - derived from fossil fuels - under a controversial proposal by the Victorian government.
TOM ARUP Australia's renewable energy target would include gas-fired power - derived from fossil fuels - under a controversial proposal by the Victorian government.
PETER HANNAM The NSW government has broken ranks with conservative counterparts in Canberra and the other states by declaring its strong support for the national renewable energy target.
Peter Hannam, Tom Arup The Abbott government appears intent on abandoning all major support for clean energy in Australia if plans to axe the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are confirmed in Tuesday’s budget, senior officials and industry groups said.
PETER HANNAM It is understandable that cold callers who interrupt dinner with supposedly unbeatable offers to switch energy retailers or buy solar PV panels usually get short shrift.
PETER HANNAM The electricity market is in for a shake-up.
PETER HANNAM Solar photovoltaic systems will continue to spread across Australian rooftops because of rising electricity costs, “great irradiation” and cheaper finance, the head of the second largest PV producer in the US has said.
PETER HANNAM Encouraging power users to shift their consumption during days of high demand could avoid major investments in networks while also fostering the use of solar energy, the head of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) said.