Posts Tagged ‘renewable energy’

Natural gas a half-way step to renewable energy

October 28, 2009

We must give natural gas a fair go to meet our clean energy targets  THE AUSTRALIAN Cheryl Cartwright October 28, 2009  COAL or gas? Which is kinder to the environment? Which will be part of the solution to reducing carbon emissions? Let’s get one thing straight. Yes, gas is a fossil fuel, but it’s the world’s cleanest fossil fuel, and Australia and the world cannot move to renewable energy for power generation without including natural gas. (more…)

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Smart grid for Australia – a world first

October 23, 2009

SP AusNet Selects GE for World`s First 4G Communications Smart Grid Solution, Delivering Revolutionary Security and Reliability Benefits

Oct 22, 2009 GE Brings Together Ecosystem of Companies to Deliver a Smart Grid Solution for
Today and Tomorrow
ATLANTA–(Business Wire)–

GE Energy Services announced today that SP AusNet, one of Australia`s largest
utilities, will be the first in the world to implement GE`s WiMAX
fourth-generation (4G) smart grid solution. (more…)

Lack of govt support for solar

October 22, 2009

Australia ‘should lead in solar tech’ Sydney Morning Herald PETER VENESS AND CATHY ALEXANDER October 21, 2009 – Australia should take a leading role in developing solar energy technology as part of the fight against global warming, the International Energy Agency’s chief economist says. (more…)

Australia left behind in renewables economy

October 17, 2009

US may steal green march on us   THE AUSTRALIAN Peter Beattie | October 17, 2009 WHEN an investor with the track record of US billionaire George Soros is prepared to put serious money into clean technology, it’s time to realise the climate change debate is more than a passing fad (more…)

Australia Greens Propose Amendments To Government Carbon Trade Plan

October 13, 2009

Australia Greens Propose Amendments To Government Carbon Trade Plan  Nasdaq 12 Oct 09 CANBERRA -(Dow Jones)- Australia’s minority environmentalist Greens party on Monday released proposed amendments to the center-left Labor government’s carbon trading plan they argue would make the scheme more environmentally effective. (more…)

Spain to assist Australian state in renewable energy

October 10, 2009

Spanish Firms Look at Investments in Australia’s Victoria State Latin American Herald Tribune 10 Oct 09 MELBOURNE, Australia – Representatives of Spain’s Acciona, Abengoa Solar and Tecnicas Reunidas, which have operations in Australia, met here Thursday with Victoria state officials to discuss possible renewable energy and infrastructure projects. (more…)

Renewable and energy efficiency will multiply jobs

October 10, 2009

Green jobs are the futureArticle from: The Courier-Mail By Graham Readfearn October 10, 2009 “………….

An important part of this move to make Australian homes greener are the tradespeople who install grid-connected solar energy systems in homes. (more…)

Renewable energy certificates can mean money for householders

October 9, 2009

Going green can put residents in black

Adelaide Now CLARE PEDDIE

October 07, 2009

Renewable Energy Certificates provide a financial incentive that is usually cashed in as a discount on the purchase price of small-scale energy systems and solar hot-water systems. (more…)

Trading in renewables certificates to start in Australia

October 9, 2009

Australia to launch trades in renewables certificates

Trading for renewable energy certificates will start next month with carbon credits following in 2010. From BusinessGreen.com, part of the Guardian Environment Network (more…)

Kevin Rudd should promote renewable energy

October 7, 2009

Editorial: Reserve Bank eases the accelerator 

Adelaide Now 7 Oct 09 Dim prospects for sun power  GOING green and embracing alternative energy is one of the standards the Federal Government has been flagging furiously since its first day in office. (more…)