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
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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 Rebecca Turner Updated August 25, 2017 09:31:14 Photo: A new report says just 7.4 per cent of WA's most disadvantaged citizens have rooftop solar. (Reuters: Tim Wimborne) Related Story: Millions of renters, unit owners locked out of solar savings Related Story: How you can actually save money on your power bill Related Story: How to slash your power prices — by using your hot water system as a battery Map: Perth 6000 The rooftop solar power revolution may be helping millions of Australians bring down their power bills, but a new report has warned that the people who need it the most are missing out because they cannot afford the technology.The report from Curtin University suggests poor households are being bypassed by the shift to renewables.The benefits of solar panels and batteries could also bypass renters whose landlords are reluctant to invest in solar technology, a double-whammy for poor households — who are more likely to rent — and … [Read more...] about Households reap huge power bill savings but renters and the poor miss out: Curtin report
Unpredictable, too, though that just adds to the intrigue of a trio of fights that will either make boxing’s big men must-see TV or relegate the division to the doldrums once again. Watch Deontay Wilder v Luiz Ortiz on Main Event. ORDER NOW > Deontay Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Luis Ortiz is a big puncher, too, though there are questions about both his stamina and age (40) going into this weekend’s rematch with Wilder that serves as an appetiser for what comes next. That would be Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. on Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia. Meet Australia's newest World Champion Boxing: Most eyes were focused on Barry Hall and Paul Gallen, but those who stuck around to watch Andrew Maloney taking on Elton Dharry saw the Australian claim interim WBA Super flyweight title. Another piece of the heavyweight crown will be at stake when the portly … [Read more...] about The heavyweight division is about to explode. And it might finally result in some clarity
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?