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Is The Australian right about solar rebates causing higher electricity prices?

Is The Australian right about solar rebates causing higher electricity prices?

In attacking solar panel rebate schemes, The Australian shows a lack of understanding of how the energy industry even works — or a complete contempt for the facts.

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

Dark cloud for solar in watered-down RET

The good news is the Abbott government has finally agreed to a Renewable Energy Target. The bad news is it is nowhere near where it should be.

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.

Coal rebuffed: review sticks with status quo on RET

Coal rebuffed: review sticks with status quo on RET

A broad-based attack on renewable energy subsidies has failed, as the government's Climate Change Authority defiantly sticks with the status quo on the renewable energy target.

Energy admission: wind, solar to be cheapest by 2030

Energy admission: wind, solar to be cheapest by 2030

The Bureau of Energy Economics now says solar and wind will provide the cheapest forms of energy, shaking up the nation’s electricity grid.

A third of energy from solar by 2022? Depends who’s connected

A third of energy from solar by 2022? Depends who’s connected

A new report suggests Australia could produce one third of our energy capacity via solar by 2022. The barrier will not be about cost or a lack of demand but the ability to get connected, writes Giles Pakinson of RenewEconomy

Parkinson: no easy choices, but strong case for energy action

Parkinson: no easy choices, but strong case for energy action

A new report from the Grattan Institute has underlined the failure of current policies to push Australia down the path of a clean energy future Giles Parkinson, editor of RenewEconomy, reports.

China is the world leader on clean energy

China is the world leader on clean energy

Say what you will about its pollution problems, China is now blitzing the rest of the world on clean energy technology, becoming the largest manufacturer of wind turbines and solar panels in the world.

PHOTO GALLERY: Amazing solar powered houses

PHOTO GALLERY: Amazing solar powered houses

Teams from universities all over the world are competing to design and construct innovative new solar-powered, energy-efficient houses as part of the Solar Decathalon. Check out some of their amazing designs.