The Abbott Government’s safeguard mechanism released today begs the prickly question: is the Government simply safeguarding the right to pollute?
IPART says beware of retailers offering high solar tariffs – some customers might be better off going with retailer that offers no tariff because of other not-so-hidden charges.
W.A. energy minister Mike Nahan has done an about-face and predicted that solar will dominate the future. But the state owned utilities require solar households to sign contracts promising not to install battery storage or purchase electric vehicles.
What is the real tipping point where forgoing efficiency in favour of solar pays off?
New studies say median value of solar power in US is 17c/kWh – nearly 50% more than the average retail electricity ate of 12c/kWh.
The official climate talks of the UN’s Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) restarted in Bonn, Germany, today.
Gas was once considered a clean, green and cheap fuel. Now it is no longer clean, no longer green and certainly not cheap.
Report says Abbott’s 2030 emissions target will need brown coal generators to close, but government’s current suite of policies favour these plants.
Former head of largest utility in US says solar, not coal, key to bringing electricity to Asia and Africa, and fossil fuel grids in western countries not sustainable.
Billionaire Bill Gates claims tbreakthroughs are needed for the energy transition and that funding should be diverted to. One wonders what would have become of Microsoft if we had waited for Ultrabooks before buying computers.