City of Sydney demands Trigeneration rules be relaxed

By Julian Bajkowski The City of Sydney is again ramping up its promotion of trigeneration as a viable alternative means of producing energy in the heart of the city. Having parked a wider electricity overhaul critics claimed would cost up to $5 billion, the CBD council is now pushing the New South Wales Parliament to […]

WA solar industry disappointing

  By Lilia Guan   Non-profit organisation, Clean Energy Council (CEC) said the WA solar industry has been dealt an “unexpected blow” by the Barnett Government, with the “sudden closure” of their feed-in-tariff.   Released on Monday, the new scheme designed to help residents recover the purchase cost of their renewable energy system has been […]

Mixed solar panel message

By Lilia Guan   An audit by the New South Wales Government has found up to 18.5 per cent of installations have major defects.   Premier Barry O'Farrell said the review of 658 homes in Sydney's north-west by Fair Trading inspectors found widespread defects in solar panel units.   He said 18.5 per cent had […]

Solar panels deemed safe

State government audits revealing incorrectly wired circuit breakers in solar panels pose a low risk to households if they are left alone. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive, Matthew Warren said governments and industry identified the issue in late 2010 and the solar industry is taking remedial action. “The safest thing to do is leave your […]

$40m clean energy investment ‘no game changer’

By Rob O'Brien More investment is needed if Australian innovators are to become world beaters in clean energy technologies. The recent Federal Government announcement of a $40 million investment in emerging clean energy technologies was good news, but more needed to be done, according to the clean energy industry. “It is a good start but we […]


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