Canberra to build solar hub to boost renewable energy

The nation’s capital is planning to build a new “innovation precinct” to attract research and development into solar power with the goal of making Canberra a “leading city” in renewable energy.

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 forced to reverse solar feed-in tariff cuts

By Paul Hemsley Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has been forced into an embarrassing backflip over retrospective cuts to the state’s solar feed-in tariff after a severe electoral backlash took the state government by surprise. The Barnett government had planned to slash the solar feed-in tariff by 20 cents by July 2014 as part of […]

Mildura’s showcase solar plant fires up

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian Government has officially opened the Mildura solar power plant, which is expected to send electricity to 500 homes and with further investment from the state government could power more than 35,000 dwellings. The Mildura solar power plant has been in the planning and building stages since 2010 when it was […]

SA solar inquiry heats up

By Paul Hemsley South Australian Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koustantonis has announced a parliamentary inquiry into the use of solar thermal energy to replace coal used for electricity generation the government amid fears that supplies of the fossil fuel from the Leigh Creek mine will cease to be viable. The probe into solar […]

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