A one in 50 year storm hit South Australia this week causing extensive state-wide loss of power to homes and businesses. Before the storm was over the political storm had begun, with politicians using the blackouts for political purposes and seeking to undermine renewable energy in Australia, pointing to the high renewable energy penetration in SA as the reason theContinue Reading….
A French company New Wind has created a wind tree designed for use in low and gusty conditions, and to be visually pleasing and able to fit into an urban environment. There are plans to trial the wind tree in Paris. Expected to cost around US$37,000, but projected to pay for itself within 2 years.
Coming up to a federal election, i always want a summary of key policy differences between the parties to help decide where my vote should go. The ABC has written an article summarising the major parties (Liberal, Labor and Greens) stance on various policies. You can read the article here ABC key issues – where the parties differ The article isContinue Reading….
Green bonds are fast becoming a popular way to finance low carbon (renewable or energy efficiency) projects. Just like a regular bond, they act as a loan + interest over a certain period, but are issued only to certified green projects. The Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank have short (2 min) video overview’s of Green Bonds whichContinue Reading….
The Clean Energy Association of Newcastle and Surrounds (CLEANaS) is a community organisation run by volunteers who aim to promote and assist Newcastle to use more renewable energy. They are running a series of free public events aimed at raising awareness and giving advice to local people who may be interested in learning more about renewable energy. The following list belowContinue Reading….
According to an Article in Greentech Media (read it here), financial advisory firm Lazard have released the results of ecomomic modelling they have performed on the levelised cost of energy storage for various technologies. Lazard have modeled costs for a number of technologies in different application in front of the meter (network side) and behind the meter (consumer side). TheseContinue Reading….
Earlier this month, the political leadership of Tony Abbott was extinguished, to be replaced by a new Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull overnight. With the dawning of Turnbull’s new leadership, many have been questioning whether this new leader, known for having more liberal views than his predecessor, will do more for the renewable energy industry and the climate. Tony Abbott’sContinue Reading….
Tony Abbott is making a lot of headlines at the moment over comments he made regarding wind turbines and the Renewable Energy Target (RET) recently on a talk show with Alan Jones. The RET was an agreement reached during the Howard government and increased during the Gillard government to commit to generating 20% of Australia’s energy needs from renewable sourcesContinue Reading….
An article from the BBC’s Science and Environment caught my attention recently which proposed an interesting way to stimulate development of renewable technology to a point where it was economically feasible to be implemented on a wide scale. When the US government wanted to put a man on the Moon during the space race in the lead up to 1969,Continue Reading….
Australia is in a good position to become a leader in renewable energy technology, and the rest of the world is certainly embracing clean energy. It is disappointing that the current government keep pushing it down. It could be the boost to the economy that Australia needs, as well as the future flow on effects from becoming a technology leader.Continue Reading….