Topic archives: australian renewable energy

How the free market might just save the Earth

December 14, 2016 15

And what will we see once we embrace cheap renewables? An end to the internal combustion engine, for a start, writes freelance journalist Doug Hendrie.

Tony Abbott’s half-baked war on renewable energy

Tony Abbott’s half-baked war on renewable energy

January 15, 2014 41

The Abbott government seems to hate renewable energy, but the march of progress is unstoppable at this point. The only question is, when will the government get out of the way?

Why the federal government has failed at solar

July 4, 2012 45

The government will go to the 2013 election with not a single panel or heliostat installed from its $1.5 billion Solar Flagships program, first announced in 2009.

Milne: Greens’ vision for renewables obscured by coal dust

August 20, 2010

One of the most troubling and baffling casualties of this campaign has been the renewable energy sector. This is particularly baffling because renewable energy is massively popular in the community and has been repeatedly demonstrated to be technically ready to power Australia at a competitive price. The public response to Beyond Zero Emissions’ 100% renewable […]

Decarbonising is a mammoth task

Decarbonising is a mammoth task

June 28, 2010 2

The height of the decarbonisation hill Australian governments need to climb this decade is underlined in the electricity industry’s just-released annual data, writes Keith Orchison.

RECs — what on earth are they all about?

January 28, 2010 2

Evan Beaver explains just what Renewable Energy Certificates are all about. What are they? Where do they come from? Is Nick Minchin making them?

Australia: an environmental joke

July 16, 2009

Australia is becoming a laughing stock. The country blessed with some of the most abundant renewable energy resources on earth is rapidly squandering our poll position in the race to a clean energy future, writes John Hepburn.

State of the planet

October 9, 2007

Nestle, Pepsi and Coke face their Waterloo ... Aussies to plant $1.8B wind farm in outback ... Greenhouse gas levels 'dangerously high' ... Nuclear power primed for comeback ... Egypt plan to green Sahara desert stirs controversy