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Sunday, July 6th, 2014      Leave a Comment
DUBAI // Despite year-round sunlight, plans to make solar power a primary energy source in the UAE are hindered by the all-pervasive dust in the atmosphere whipped up from the desert. A layer of sand renders solar panels useless, regardless of how bright, ...
Papua New GuineaThe National via Google News
2014-07-06 15:01:58
Sunday, July 6th, 2014      Leave a Comment
Concentrated in several marginal seats along the Queensland coast, it has a long history of extracting taxpayer subsidies when prices are down, coercing governments into mandatory use of ethanol in fuel, and blocking imports of both sugar and ethanol.
AustraliaStock Journal (blog) via Google News
2014-07-06 13:06:09
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014      Leave a Comment
Projects including converting a school to solar power and building mobile Kiwi homes are among 15 school initiatives to share $15,820 in this year's Northland Regional Council Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). The 13 recipient schools will receive ...
New ZealandNorthern Advocate via Google News
2014-07-03 23:49:55
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014      Leave a Comment
According to then newspaper, the Tasmanian Economic Regulator's decision to cut the solar feed-in tariff from 8.3 cents to 5.5 cents per kWh, which took affect at the start of this month, would drive people to choose smaller systems and maximise the amount ...
AustraliaCourier Mail via Google News
2014-07-03 21:54:29
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014      Leave a Comment
City of Darebin pensioners sign up for new solar power scheme. Cr Trent McCarthy said the State Government's recent announcement of a $190 million upgrade to the tram workshops at the seven ha site provided a great opportunity for a solar farm on the ...
AustraliaHerald Sun via Google News
2014-07-03 20:59:07
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014      Leave a Comment
The US Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday expanded the types of fuel that can be used to satisfy the federal biofuel mandate, a move that could play a role in the agency's delayed targets for 2014 renewable fuel use. The EPA finalised a plan ...
AustraliaBusiness Spectator via Google News
2014-07-03 20:19:49
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014      Leave a Comment
... standards •Indonesia's Biofuel Mandate - As dry weather in Asia is threatening to curb supply of palm oil , just as demand in biodiesel increases, it remains to be seen how much of Indonesia's biodiesel mandate can be fulfilled •India's recent policy changes ...
AustraliaABN Newswire (press release) via Google News
2014-07-03 00:12:36
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014      Leave a Comment
Photovoltaic plants on telecom towers and in rural villages are part of a broader vision that renewable technology would allow India to avoid costly investments in laying more transmission lines from central power plants to consumers. Instead of the old-style ...
New ZealandNew Zealand Herald via Google News
2014-07-02 22:27:21
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014      Leave a Comment
The new turnstile from Rotech also comes with optional solar power operation, eliminating the problem of power availability and reducing costs with no need for 240V cables. Key features of the Rotech TriStar FH portable turnstiles include soft start and stop ...
AustraliaInfolink Architecture & Building via Google News
2014-07-02 19:07:54
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014      Leave a Comment
While Prime Minister Tony Abbott says renewable energy significantly increase electricity bills, a new study finds wind energy actually forced down wholesale power prices by more than $3.2 billion over six years - but that little of the savings flowed through to ...
AustraliaBrisbane Times via Google News
2014-07-02 15:26:21
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014      Leave a Comment
There is strong support from industry and government MPs to drastically scale back the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The existing target is to source 20 per cent of the nation's energy needs from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2020.
AustraliaClimate Control News via Google News
2014-07-01 19:05:50
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014      Leave a Comment
Queensland's Energy Minister Mark McArdle says that renewable energy targets (RET) are a handbrake on the economy. Stephen Bygrave, a former member of the Howard Government's Renewable Energy Taskforce, told Steve Austin this is incorrect.
AustraliaABC Online (blog) via Google News
2014-07-01 19:01:41
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014      Leave a Comment
In a chat with Bloomberg TV, Logan Goldie-Scot of Bloomberg New Energy Finance noted how increasing levels of renewable energy penetration are resulting in grids becoming more decentralised and therefore, harder to manage. In the stationary energy ...
AustraliaBusiness Spectator via Google News
2014-07-01 18:38:05
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Monday, June 30th, 2014      Leave a Comment
At the same time, the development of new photovoltaic materials for turning photons into electrons is increasing the range of ways the sun's energy can be harnessed. Justin Hodgkiss, a solar energy researcher who divides his time between Victoria University and Wellington's MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, says in some parts of the world solar power is as cheap, or cheaper, than coal and gas generation
New ZealandNew Zealand Herald via Google News
2014-06-30 21:03:46
Monday, June 30th, 2014      Leave a Comment
"We took the renewable energy success story of Ararat to the Parliament and warned politicians that a weakened Renewable Energy Target would prevent new wind farms from being built in the region. "The Renewable Energy Target has created jobs and ...
AustraliaArarat Advertiser via Google News
2014-06-30 18:43:14