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Monday, March 10th, 2014      Leave a Comment
CBD Energy, the developer of the Taralga Wind Farm Project has agreed to contribute to the cost of upgrading some of the roads that will be used during the development of the wind farm. Upper Lachlan Shire Council has been negotiating for some time with ...
AustraliaCrookwell Gazette via Google News
2014-03-10 21:26:36
Monday, March 10th, 2014      Leave a Comment
One-time Australian geothermal aspirant Greenearth Energy says it has successfully proven the commercial viability of its solar powered CO2 to fuel conversion technology, aimed at reducing the emissions of fossil fuel power plants. The ASX-listed company ...
AustraliaRenewEconomy via Google News
2014-03-10 21:12:25
Monday, March 10th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Australia is missing out on hundreds of billions of dollars in renewable energy markets as investors are driven offshore by the policy uncertainty of the Abbott government. Clean energy and low-carbon investors are abandoning Australia as the new federal ...
AustraliaCrikey via Google News
2014-03-10 18:18:11
Sunday, March 9th, 2014      Leave a Comment
The developer of a wind farm on the southern tablelands of New South Wales has rejected claims that 130-metre-high wind turbines have been built in the wrong spot. The State Department of Planning and Infrastructure says wind turbines at the Gullen ...
Australiaabc.net.au via Google News
2014-03-09 19:25:29
Sunday, March 9th, 2014      Leave a Comment
More important are photovoltaic solar cells, a rival technology that converts sunlight directly to electricity. Their cost has fallen so quickly that in many ... Yet even if solar power is a boon to consumers, it threatens some utilities. Energy has traditionally been ...
AustraliaBusiness Insider Australia via Google News
2014-03-09 15:41:09
Thursday, March 6th, 2014      Leave a Comment
MASTER Electricians Australia has supported the State Government's decision to abandon the eight-cent solar feed-in tariff, saying it gives home owners the opportunity to shop around for the best deal with retailers. The end of the mandated tariff on July 1 ...
AustraliaFraser Coast Chronicle via Google News
2014-03-06 17:06:57
Thursday, March 6th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Waikato homeowners are installing solar power at a rapid rate and the Green Party's plan to make it easier has been given the tick by a Waikato solar installer. Faced with ever increasing electricity bills, homeowners and farmers have been turning to solar ...
New ZealandWaikato Times via Google News
2014-03-06 10:01:25
Thursday, March 6th, 2014      Leave a Comment
If you have solar panels on your roof, there are changes coming that may affect you. If you are thinking of getting some, this will definitely factor into your decision making. From July, the State Government is removing the eight cent feed-in rate it currently pays.
AustraliaABC Online (blog) via Google News
2014-03-06 02:01:21
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014      Leave a Comment
If you currently enjoy an eight cents feed in tariff because you've installed solar panels you probably won't like what the Queensland energy minister Mark McCardle will announce today when he unveils an overhaul of the feed in tariffs. If you don't have solar ...
AustraliaABC Online (blog) via Google News
2014-03-05 21:35:45
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014      Leave a Comment
SCATTERED across more than 2600 hectares of prime farming land, the $260 million Mount Mercer Wind Farm is certainly an impressive sight. Currently operating at half its capacity, with 32 of 64 turbines creating energy, the wind farm is expected to be firing ...
AustraliaBallarat Courier via Google News
2014-03-05 19:02:24
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Households with solar panels will no longer be guaranteed the eight cents feed-in tariff, with the union saying the rug has been pulled out from 40,000 Queenslanders. When the current rate ends on June 30, responsibility for paying the tariff will switch from ...
AustraliaThe West Australian via Google News
2014-03-05 18:15:30
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Mr Greening says that hydrogenases have additionally attracted interest from researchers working to make dependable, inexpensive hydrogen fuel cells a reality. “Developing a catalyst that mimics the high-affinity, oxygen-tolerant action of the hydrogenases ...
New ZealandScoop.co.nz (press release) via Google News
2014-03-05 13:45:40
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Editor's Introduction: With another review of the Renewable Energy Target commencing we felt it was important to revisit the results of a modelling exercise assessing potential wind power grid integration technical issues undertaken by the Australian Energy ...
AustraliaBusiness Spectator via Google News
2014-03-04 20:43:50
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Critics says renewable energy cannot supply a reliable base-load of electricity, a claim rejected by author Mark Diesendorf. In this opinion piece, he argues that wind, solar and other technologies are not only better for the environment, they make economic ...
AustraliaABC Online via Google News
2014-03-04 13:04:13
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014      Leave a Comment
Molten salt thermal energy storage, the technology that extends a solar power station's daily operating life by up to six hours, is gathering momentum in the United States with the likely completion of a second utility-scale power plant later this year. The first ...
AustraliaThe Australian via Google News
2014-03-02 23:33:51