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David and Goliath battle over solar: why they want you on the grid

David and Goliath battle over solar: why they want you on the grid

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.

How a Tasmanian data project could save the world

How a Tasmanian data project could save the world

New Australian-made sensor technology could have the potential to maximise food production around the world.

Nuclear meltdown

Nuclear meltdown

Crikey readers have their say on the issues important to them.

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Martin Green at #8

The Power Index: carbon cutters, Martin Green at #8

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.

Why power generators are terrified of solar

Why power generators are terrified of solar

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.

The end of baseload? It may come sooner than you think

The end of baseload? It may come sooner than you think

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.

Parkinson: think small and kick out coal

Parkinson: think small and kick out coal

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 calls an Australian solar boom

Suntech calls an Australian solar boom

Suntech, the world’s largest solar manufacturing company, has produced stunning forecasts for the solar PV industry in Australia, writes Giles Parkinson.

The ‘perfect storm’ in government’s solar scheme

The ‘perfect storm’ in government’s solar scheme

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.

Hillary puts Australian solar producers to the test

Hillary puts Australian solar producers to the test

Can solar energy really match the price of fossil-fuelled electricity? asks Giles Parkinson of Climate Spectator.