Jim Beatson, Byron Bay. In response to Giles Parkinson’s article Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned in Australian homes, about eight years ago, when installing solar on the roof in my Byron Bay townhouse, eight years ago, my electrician, who... Read More →
Hybrid projects that include both solar and wind and other energy technologies feature among the 22 projects shortlisted for a total of $100 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, writes Giles Parkinson.
Australian environment minister Greg Hunt ran the gauntlet of committing a significant faux pas on Tuesday, forcing the Australian delegation into damage control for fear of derailing the critical Paris climate talks.
To quit the grid, or not. Suddenly, it’s a choice that households in regional areas, towns, and even in the suburbs of our major cities, are going to be able to make. Battery storage is offering possibilities never before considered by the mainstream.
It seems that one dollar, a greenback, or even just one euro can go an awfully long way in the coal industry these days, writes Giles Parkinson.
In a major new report, global investment bank Citigroup has defined the current battle between cheap oil, and renewables like wind and solar, to be so fundamental it will define the future of energy.
If the Queensland election tells us anything about politics in Australia it is that the stranglehold of the far right over the conservative arena in Australia is being broken, writes RenewEconomy editor Giles Parkinson.
Am ambitious project to try and ‘do the impossible’ – and fly a plane around the world without a single drop of fuel will begin in late February, writes Giles Parkinson.
Out with the old, in with the new. That’s the dramatic new strategy of E.ON, Europe’s largest utility, which on Monday announced it was dumping conventional energy generation.
As speculation increased that the government and Labor would agree on a compromise that would result in a significant hair-cut to the current target, AGL intervened in the debate by saying that was not good enough
Australia is expected to spend $55 billion on new electricity generation over the next decade and a half, two thirds of it in the form of solar technology, and nearly half in rooftop solar PV, predicts Giles Parkinson.
So what just happened there? That was the first, second and third reaction of the extraordinary sight of Clive Palmer – he of the outstanding carbon tax bills, dismissive of climate science and renewables, the promoter of a massive coal mine, proprietor of a dinosaur park and the builder of a replica Titanic – standing side by side with Al Gore, writes Giles Parkinson.
Australia’s largest solar thermal energy facility – and the world’s biggest solar integration with a coal fired generator – is experiencing problems and is facing a delay of a year or more before commissioning.