Australian households are flocking to solar, screwing up the business models of the nation's state-owned electricity generators. Politicians have yet to come to grips with the situation.
New Australian-made sensor technology could have the potential to maximise food production around the world.
Australian solar pioneer Martin Green is the man behind the solar entrepreneurs of the world. His early research and 40-year teaching career has driven a generation of solar development and commercialisation. But he keeps his head down when it comes to the politics of climate policy.
In Germany, solar PV is not just licking the cream off the profits of the fossil fuel generators -- as happens in Australia with a more modest rollout of PV -- it is in fact eating their entire cake, writes Giles Parkinson, of RenewEconomy.
One of the principal architects of Germany’s push into renewable energy technologies believes the country could achieve 100% renewables by 2030, writes Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy.
If Australia is going to meet its targets on reducing emissions from its energy sector and keeping energy prices under control, it’s going to need some revolutionary thinking from somewhere, writes Giles Parkinson.
Suntech, the world’s largest solar manufacturing company, has produced stunning forecasts for the solar PV industry in Australia, writes Giles Parkinson.
A report to be published today by Andrew Macintosh, for the Australia Institute, provides a damning indictment of the federal Government’s support scheme for residential solar PV, writes Climate Spectator's Giles Parkinson.