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2015 releases

Local Solar Workers Plead to Voters to Save Their Industry

By admin1 | January 16, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 Jan 2015 The Solar Council along with solar industry workers and small business operators gathered in Premier Campbell Newman’s electorate to discuss how the current Queensland Government is destroying their local industry. Solar Council Chief Executive, John Grimes said thousands of jobs have been lost in the last twelve months; the Newman…

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2014 releases

Network Price Reform

By admin1 | December 18, 2014

In this article Lyle De Sousa spells out the imminent and significant changes to laws governing electricity distribution businesses’ charges for network access. These changes might bring significant opportunities for the renewable energy sector, but they bring risks too. Be alert and prepared and stay informed, says Lyle. New rules being introduced by electricity distribution…

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Christians deliver solar panels for Kirribilli House

By admin1 | December 18, 2014

A diverse group of Christian leaders have delivered the gift of solar panels for Kirribilli House to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s office in Manly this morning. The delegation of Christian leaders presented a letter of offer and a Christmas card to staff who committed to passing it on to the Prime Minister. In just four…

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New Managing Director appointed for Fronius Australia

By admin | December 18, 2014

Fronius Australia has announced that Adrian Noronho will take over the role of Managing Director with 1st January 2015. Adrian has been with Fronius Australia from its inception in 2010 and has successfully led the sales and marketing organization. He played a crucial part in making Fronius a leading inverter brand in Australia

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Save Solar Campaign Enters New Phase in Senate

By admin1 | November 26, 2014

You know: Jacqui Lambie has quit the Palmer United Party and wants changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Labor, the Greens and the Palmer United Party are locked into supporting the existing RET We only need one more vote from crossbench Senators to block the Government’s plans to destroy solar and the RET The…

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WA Solar Boom to Bust Government Assets

By admin1 | November 25, 2014

The Western Australian Government has received a warning to move with the times or be caught holding onto fossil fuel liabilities in a report released this week. Adjunct Professor Bill Grace of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre at The University of Western Australia forecast a 10-fold growth in private solar capacity by 2025, predicting…

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State of Play – Naming & Shaming in Policy Continues

By admin1 | November 25, 2014

Last week the Climate Council released a comparison of each state’s renewable energy sector. The report titled ‘Australia’s Renewable Energy Race: Which States are Winning or Losing? ‘ was presented to a media conference in Melbourne by Professor Tim Flannery, Climate Councilor and John Grimes, CEO Austrian Solar Council. The report found that South Australia…

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Tesla Looks to Solar to Power Australia’s Supercharging Network

By admin1 | November 24, 2014

Tesla Motors – the transformative US-based electric vehicle manufacturer that is about to launch its product in Australia – is looking to power its network of supercharging stations with solar. The decision should not be surprising. Tesla is installing solar-powered superchargers in its network in China, and it will make sense in Australia – given…

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Big thanks to Supply Partners in Brisbane

By admin | November 24, 2014

Big thanks to the team at Supply Partners solar distribution for putting on a sausage sizzle at the Save Solar Forum in Brisbane. Chefs in residence John Degotardi and Patrick Morrissey fed and watered the crowd hungry from protesting changes to the Renewable Energy Target. Supply Partners Director John Degotardi said “it was great to see a solid representation from industry at the event and thanks for all your donations towards the Australian Solar Council”.

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The Australian Renewable Energy Race: Which States are Winning or Losing

By admin1 | November 18, 2014

This report from the Climate Council provides the latest research on which Australian States and Territories are winning the race to renewables – and which are not. 4 KEY FINDINGS 1. Australia’s States and Territories have an important leadership role to play in tackling climate change and growing Australia’s renewable energy industry. 2. South Australia…

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Climate Council: Australia goes from Leader to Laggard

By admin1 | November 12, 2014

The Climate Council today released their report titled “Lagging Behind – Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change”.

The report describes worldwide progress on climate action and describes Australia as moving from a renewables leader to a laggard. The report pointed to a 70% drop in renewable energy investment from 2013.

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