Petrie dishes up support for solar

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Petrie dishes up support for solar

In the past two weeks the ASC has held an intensive round of meetings with the Government, the ALP, the Greens, the Palmer United Party, Independent Senators and Members of Parliament to discuss the ramifications of life without a RET. The ASC has learnt that the Government are not open to changing in any form. …

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Energy Business Can Either Change and Succeed or Stay the Same and They Won’t

[one] [one_fourth] Two opposites: One, the Federal government wants to close the renewable sector down, and Two, we have an unprecedented explosion of commercial opportunities in the renewable sector – on an international scale. ABC reporter Stephen Long described the global renewable energy revolution in his ground breaking show last night on Four Corners. He…

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The Odd Couple Turn Tables on RET Review

[one] [one_third] In a spectacle that was equally stunning and welcome to most solar supporters Clive Palmer and Al Gore teamed up to deliver an ultimatum to the Abbott government. Palmer’s speech was wide-ranging and at times rambling but in a series of commitments revealed that he would trade support for the government’s efforts to…

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Energy prices crash as QLD solar takes hold

Renew Economy) As Prime Minister Tony Abbott again attacked renewables for their presumed impact on consumer bills, wholesale energy prices in Queensland have slumped to unprecendented lows as rooftop solar continues to boom in that state. Wholesale electricity prices this week in Queensland have fallen below $30/MWh – far below the levels of other states…

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RET Review Modelling Findings

ACIL Allen has been commissioned by the government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) Review Panel to provide economic modelling on the future of the RET. Yesterday the Australian Solar Council attended a four hour workshop where ACIL Allen presented the findings of their modelling work. While the findings may be altered there will be no further…

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Solar on Show

Solar 2014 will be remembered as a show that recognised and celebrated soaring achievements and innovation. Thousands descended on the MEC to take in the latest and the greatest in advances and witness first-hand the latest technology on offer. Despite the dark shadow cast by the policies of the day the mood of Solar 2014…

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The Million Solar Home Mirage

It was described by Environment Minister Greg Hunt as a “shining beacon” of the Abbott government’s Direct Action policy but turned out to be the policy that never actually was a policy. Seven months after Hunt confirmed funding for the “1 Million Solar Roofs” program it has finally been exposed as a sham in a…

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Positive Step, Positive Quality

Positive Quality, positive outlook. ASC’s recently launched voluntary industry program is set to inject greater consumer confidence in solar panels and PV installations while boosting the industry’s reputation. The solar industry has taken a step forward by introducing Positive Quality, a unique solar panel inspection program that is designed to deliver all-round benefit: greater confidence…

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Supercritical Solar – new frontier for power generation

CSIRO has used solar energy to generate hot and pressurised ‘supercritical’ steam, at the highest temperatures ever achieved in the world outside of fossil fuel sources.   Supercritical steam is a breakthrough for solar energy and means that one day the sun could be used to drive the most advanced power stations in the world,…

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