Follow the sun: Deeper data from OpenNEM

Melbourne University’s Energy Transition Hub has released an update on its popular OpenNEM data tool, adding historical data to the searchable stream of information on where Australia’s energy is coming from, how we use it and what it costs.

Victoria: Renewable energy policy brief

Climate change means more storms, bushfires and extreme weather events. Our energy system must adapt to this changing climate. Victoria is well on the way to meeting its renewable energy targets thanks to a range of policy measures.

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CEC releases compilation of women speakers for the renewable era

The Clean Energy Council will officially launch its Speakers Guide to Women in Renewables next week. Its intention is to accelerate industry development with diverse insights, and inspire young women to fill looming skills gaps in a booming field.

Renewables momentum continues, despite political chaos

As 2018 draws to a close, it is worth reflecting on another extraordinary year for the Australian renewable energy industry.

Federal Energy Minister unleashes a hailstorm of safety warnings on rooftop PV

At the end of another year or record rooftop PV installations, national Minister for Energy Angus Taylor warns Australian state governments to “consider the potential risks” of rapid solar industry growth.

2018 pv magazine Annual Award winners announced

pv magazine is pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Annual Award. Winners will be recognized in a ceremony alongside the Middle East Solar Industry Associations’ Solar Awards, during the World Future Energy Summit.

Last man standing: Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor called out even by NSW Libs

NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin is tentatively welcomed into the renewable-energy winners’ circle as an acrimonious COAG meeting shows the Federal Government ever more on the outer.

Goats cheese, beer and brioche producers plug in to PV

A new report by the Climate Council celebrates thousands of Australian food and beverage producers switching to solar PV and wind energy to power their businesses.

Current growth in wind and solar PV supports zero fossil fuels by 2032

ANU’s Professor Andrew Blakers reveals the opportunities provided by rapid solar PV growth: for eliminating fossil fuels by 2032; and powering the processing of iron ore in the Pilbara.

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Government underwriting of new “firm” generation more strategy than substance

Clean-energy advocates have slammed Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s proposal to underwrite investment in new “firm” generation capacity as a “coal-preservation fund”. The first formal outing of the policy appears vague, non-binding, and heading perhaps in the wrong direction.

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