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Australian Energy Regulator revives talk of plans to charge households a network fee for exporting excess rooftop solar back into the grid.
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Reaction to zero emissions target and 5-minute settlements indicates a growing split among big energy companies over the pace of the renewables transition in Australia.
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Dispatch problems identified by regulator are really short term issues, or ones that can be better managed via market arrangements rather than regulation.
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Covid-19 should teach us the value of being fully prepared for catastrophic risks. But on climate, the Australian Government is walking blindfolded off a cliff.
The post Canberra unprepared for climate upheavals that will rock the nation appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Rooftop solar installs rebound with the second strongest month on record, and with NSW posting the highest number for any state in a single month.
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From July 2020, One Stop Warehouse in Australia will become the first partner to join FIMER’s channel partner program.
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Former Powerlink CEO Merryn York named as acting chair of Australian Energy Market Commission, meaning all four of country's main regulatory bodies now led by women.
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Victorian Greens call for upgrades to Portland smelter to run as a "reverse battery" as part of a 'green new deal' for the Covid-19 hit state.
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New South Wales government data shows 73% of clearing was unexplained, with sharp rises in the state’s north-west and central west
Land-clearing in New South Wales has risen by more than 60% since the state relaxed its native vegetation laws, new government data shows.
The report shows 60,800 hectares of woody vegetation was cleared in 2018, up from 58,000 hectares the previous year.Continue reading...
Transport slump during lockdown reduced Australia's carbon pollution by 7% in April, but experts warn of rebound
Exclusive: An audit shows the drop in carbon pollution was due to a decline in sales of fuel for light vehicles and domestic aviation
Greenhouse gas emissions from Australian cars slumped by more than a third and emissions from aircraft dropped by three-quarters as the country went into partial lockdown in April, cutting national carbon pollution by about 7% for the month, an audit has found.
It confirmed that the recession will lead to a notable fall in national emissions this year. But experts believe the drop is likely to be limited and could be short-term given much of the economy – including big industry and manufacturing – has largely continued to operate through the coronavirus pandemic and road transport has begun to increase.Continue reading...
AEMO says registration of biggest solar farm in West Murray region a major step forward for local grid.
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As countries around the world begin restarting their economies after the coronavirus crisis, a growing chorus of prominent leaders have labelled this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tackle climate change by targeting post-pandemic stimulus toward areas that promote renewable energy. Will Australia take heed or continue to rely on fossil fuels?Continue reading...