Email By Briana Shepherd Updated October 16, 2018 22:24:11 Key Points:WA performs poorly on renewable energy scorecard, despite big solar uptakeIt is the only state or territory yet to commit to a renewable energy targetClimate Council says WA's inaction could be dangerous for the state Related Story: Carnegie given nine weeks to prove wave farm stacks up Related Story: Now the Clean Energy Target's been dumped, will WA go it alone on renewables? Related Story: Households reap huge power bill savings, but those who need it most miss out Map: WA A new Climate Council report has found despite 27 per cent of West Australian households having solar panels installed, the state is lagging far behind the rest of the country in its renewable energy generation. Key Points:WA performs poorly on renewable energy scorecard, despite big solar uptakeIt is the only state or territory yet to commit to a renewable energy targetClimate Council says WA's inaction could be dangerous … [Read more...] about WA losing Australia’s renewable energy race, Climate Council report finds
Email By Nicolas Perpitch Updated October 20, 2017 10:43:52 Photo: Mr Yildiz fears the solar industry may be negatively affected by the new energy policy. (ABC News: Nicolas Perpitch) Related Story: Turnbull faces uphill battle convincing states to support new energy plan Related Story: Government's new energy plan gets business backing Related Story: Cabinet dumps Finkel's energy proposal for 'affordable, reliable' power plan Map: WA The Federal Government's flagship new energy plan was signed off by the Coalition partyroom this week with great fanfare — but there's growing uncertainty about what it means for WA.The McGowan Government has not yet received a briefing on the national energy guarantee (NEG) policy, which is designed to operate through the National Energy Market.WA is not a part of this market.The new policy will see the Clean Energy Target and subsidies for renewables cut in 2020, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there will be an … [Read more...] about National Energy Plan: Does WA need its own renewables target?
Email PM By Angela Lavoipierre Updated March 23, 2017 18:36:45 Photo: Gurley resident Penny Blatchford swears by solar as an alternative to to gas. (ABC News: Angela Lavoipierre) Related Story: Energy retailers making millions off solar feed-in rates Related Story: Solar power 'cheaper than fossil fuels in most capital cities' Map: Moree 2400 When you think of solar, you probably think of vast fields of black panels at large-scale solar farms, producing enormous quantities of power. Key points: The highest uptake of rooftop solar is in the regional and urban fringe areasMoree, NSW is a perfect example, with 19 per cent of homes sporting rooftop panelsThe cost of installing solar systems has decreased by around 80 per cent in the last decade But Australia's real solar engine, at least for the time being, is a much more humble sight.It is small collections of solar panels on ordinary homes and businesses around the country.At 2.8 per cent, rooftop solar contributes far … [Read more...] about Regional home and business owners driving Australia’s solar energy boom
Paris: Switching to renewables could cut the health impacts of air pollution from power generation as much as 80 percent by mid-century, experts said Tuesday. Scientists and environmental groups have long advocated a switch to low-carbon power to cap the rise in global temperature to two degrees Celsius (3.6 Farenheit), as stipulated in the Paris climate treaty. Despite several nations committing to "net-zero" emissions by 2050, few have so far explained precisely how they plan to get there. Emissions from power generation account for around 40 percent of all energy-related carbon pollution, and demand for energy is predicted to rise globally for years to come. Despite an overwhelming scientific consensus on the need to slash emissions, relatively little attention has been paid to the human health impacts of climate action. A team of experts at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) used climate and energy efficiency models to sketch out three scenarios for … [Read more...] about Switching to renewable energy could cut power generation health impact by 80%
NEW DELHI: The domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex was trading 187.77 points down at 37,264.07 on account of selling in frontline bluechip counters. Shares of Gayatri Highways (down 19.67 per cent), Suncare Traders (down 17.93 per cent), Sahara Housing (down 11.78 per cent), APM Industries (down 9.48 per cent), Waa Solar (down 8.91 per cent), Century Extrus (down 8.75 per cent), Ansal Housing (down 8.66 per cent), Innovative Tech (down 8.52 per cent), Simran Farms (down 7.82 per cent), Suzlon Energy (down 7.67 per cent) and Indiabulls Housing Finance (down 6.25 per cent) were among the worst performers. In the Nifty pack, 10 stocks were trading in the green, while 40 stocks were in the red. The Nifty index was trading 54.75 points down at 10,991.35. … [Read more...] about Share market update: Indiabulls Housing Finance, Suzlon Energy among top losers on BSE