Australia

Solar households can soon be charged for their exports

In its annual State of the Energy Market report, the Australian Energy Market Regulator has suggested that solar households should be asked to pay a network fee to be allowed to export energy to the grid.

45,000 renewables jobs are Australia’s for the taking – but how many will go to coal workers?

As the global renewables transition accelerates, the future for coal regions has become a big worry. This raises an important question: can renewables create the right jobs in the right places to employ former coal workers?

“Australia’s last chance”: BZE publishes renewables powered Million Jobs Report

Every crisis is a crossroads, and Australia is certainly at a crossroads. This week, a host of climate, development and investment leaders are backing Beyond Zero Emission’s green scaffolded Million Jobs Plan of Covid-19 economic recovery.

Limondale solar farm registered in West Murray

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has announced a major step forward in the West Murray Zone after it granted registration to the biggest solar farm in that troubled part of the grid.

Ikea invests more in solar by the day

The Swedish furniture giant has said it will turn one of its Australian superstores into its first 100% renewables-powered solar+storage retail project. Australia is also home to the company’s first expansion of its retail solar offering, Solstråle.

AZZO to take on America

Adelaide-based renewable and microgrid energy solutions firm AZZO is taking advantage of its strong Australian root system to expand into the U.S. market. 

SA Water’s solar splash undaunted by Covid-19, proposes more solar

Despite unprecedented economy-wide impacts brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, SA Water’s planned $300 million solar and energy splash in 2020 has managed to stay on track. Not only are the utility’s ambitions for a zero energy cost future remain within reach, but the utility is already planning more solar.

City of Sydney flicks the switch to 100% green power

From today, the City of Sydney will run entirely on renewable energy generated from wind and solar farms in regional NSW.

City of Adelaide switches to 100% renewable electricity

From today, Adelaide’s council-owned properties will be run entirely on renewable energy as part of a power purchase agreement inked with Flow Power.

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AGL commits to bare minimum, carbon neutral option for customers and bonuses for executives

AGL, Australia’s largest carbon emitter, has updated its Climate Statement today, confirming its net zero emissions target by 2050 and announcing that all its products will now come with a carbon neutral option for customers to offset its emissions. AGL says the energy transition is a time to show its leadership but instead asks its customers to take the hit.

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