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.
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….
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….