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Sunday, August 31st, 2014      Leave a Comment
A decade ago the fossil fuel industry succeeded in stopping John Howard's mandatory renewable energy target in its tracks, and it then helped kill Kevin Rudd's CPRS, the mining tax and Julia Gillard's carbon price. Now, it has another victory, befitting of a ...
AustraliaEchonetdaily via Google News
2014-08-31 18:41:12
Saturday, August 30th, 2014      Leave a Comment
The review also casts doubt over large-scale renewable energy projects, including a $150 million wind farm proposed for Forsayth, southwest of Cairns. The developer, Infigen Energy, said the 30-turbine farm was “shovel ready” and would employ 100 people ...
AustraliaThe Cairns Post via Google News
2014-08-30 09:01:39
Friday, August 29th, 2014      Leave a Comment
'These recommendations would stop renewable energy in its tracks, stifling competition within the Australian energy market and ultimately disadvantaging electricity customers,' he said in a statement. The wider industry has also warned of a sovereign risk ...
AustraliaEchonetdaily via Google News
2014-08-29 00:13:12
Thursday, August 28th, 2014      Leave a Comment
GO Group's Go Energy business is an electricity retailer that owns and operates solar power plants, and builds solar systems for commercial clients. Solco said the move would realise the company's strategy of moving into higher value renewables businesses ...
AustraliaThe West Australian via Google News
2014-08-28 23:05:09
Thursday, August 28th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Geothermal energy is produced by either extracting hot water that is circulated between sub-surface rocks, or by pumping cold water into the hot rocks and returning it to the surface. In each case, the heated water is used to drive turbines to produce electricity.
Australiaecogeneration.com.au via Google News
2014-08-28 18:18:59
Thursday, August 28th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Mr Townsend, who visited Australia as a guest of Rabobank, said the United States' ethanol mandate had "completely changed" the face of grain production worldwide. "As we entered the 2000s, the ethanol mandate in the US said 10 per cent of fuel had to ...
AustraliaStock Journal via Google News
2014-08-28 13:14:56
Thursday, August 28th, 2014      Leave a Comment
THE price of renewable energy certificates would collapse and the value of the large-scale renewable energy sector would be "destroyed'' under the more drastic proposal contained in the review of the Renewable Energy Target, which is due to be released ...
AustraliaNorth Queensland Register via Google News
2014-08-28 02:38:03
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014      Leave a Comment
I READ with a deal of despair the announcement by Synergy that they intend to close the wind power farm at Esperance, after a mere 20 years service providing sustainable energy to the community. Which begs the analysis: Is the system worn out, or not the ...
Australiaesperanceexpress.com.au via Google News
2014-08-27 23:46:52
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Using three proven technologies – water vapor condensers, hydroelectric generators, and airships – the Air HES (HydroElectric Station) is planned to be released up to a level of around 7,000 ft (2,100 m) to reach the mid-level clouds in the troposphere.
AustraliaGizmag via Google News
2014-08-27 03:08:10
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014      Leave a Comment
And for decades scientists have been trying to replicate this reaction in order to create biological systems that can produce cheap, clean hydrogen fuel. Now, for the first time ever, scientists from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, have ...
AustraliaScienceAlert via Google News
2014-08-26 22:36:29
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Meanwhile, renewable energy is facing large political hurdles 'Down Under'. A BloombergNews story last week found that Australia is “frightening developers away” from renewable energy as the government is preparing to decide whether to overhaul targets.
AustraliaBusiness Spectator via Google News
2014-08-26 17:59:46
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014      Leave a Comment
More than 200 people tied to the fate of the wind industry met in the southwest Victorian city of Portland to make a last ditch plea to retain the Renewable Energy Target, with former Liberal leader John Hewson addressing the meeting, The Warrnambool ...
AustraliaPerth Now via Google News
2014-08-26 06:50:27
Monday, August 25th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Flyers Creek Wind Turbine Awareness Group spokesperson Patina Schneider and anti-wind farm lobby group boss Dr Sarah Laurie said they had nothing to do with the Swindle Australia website. "I have nothing to do with Swindle Australia, or with decisions ...
Australiablayneychronicle.com.au via Google News
2014-08-25 20:28:29
Monday, August 25th, 2014      Leave a Comment
During the luncheon at the Southern Star Inn the crowd – made up predominately of members from the Residents Against Jupiter Wind Farm group – used placards, T-shirts, masks, verbal jibes and even a replica turbine to reinforce their point against wind farms in the local area. Both Ministers were among the crowd who converged
AustraliaCrookwell Gazette via Google News
2014-08-25 19:19:41
Monday, August 25th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Tower heights less than 100 metres remain under consideration as final selection of the most suitable wind turbines for the Boco Rock Wind Farm will be subject to further wind resource modelling and wind turbine availability in the Australian market place.
AustraliaBombala Times via Google News
2014-08-25 18:34:58