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Australia faces a $13.3 billion exodus of investment from its wind energy industry

Some 44 Australian wind energy projects, about half overseas-funded, have been shelved since a new conservative government said it wanted to cut state support for the industry a year ago, with investors and operators saying they are considering either downscaling or leaving the country altogether if it succeeds.                            Australia faces a $13.3 billion exodus […]

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Photovoltaic Solar energy demand to be driven by India, China, Japan

The total solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the five leading Asia Pacific (APAC) markets—China, Japan, India, Australia and Thailand—is forecast to reach 17.2 GW during 2H’14, almost 60% of global solar PV demand, according to findings in the latest NPD Solarbuzz Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarterly report. While solar power has been growing across the […]

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New solar photovoltaic plant in Australia

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global solar development company, todayannounced the financial close of the 70 megawatt (MWp) Moree Solar Farm (Moree). Construction will begin immediately, marking the first large scale solar project in Australia thatwill utilize mechanical devices (trackers) to continually orient its solar panels with the sun toincrease their power output each […]

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Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage. But Professor Larkins is several years behind developments in renewable energy and its integration into electricity grids. In fact, we already […]

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Wind power provided 4 per cent of Australia’s overall electricity demand in 2013, with 1639 wind turbines

This year’s report shows that 14.76 % of Australia’s electricity came from renewable sources in 2013, enough to power the equivalent of almost 5 million homes. The total was boosted significantly by some of the strongest hydro generation in recent years, while household solar and large-scale wind also made record contributions. Here are some more […]

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72% of Australians want to keep or expand renewable energy, as Abbott government considers abolishing it

Australians overwhelmingly want the renewable energy target to be retained or even increased, as the Abbott government considers abolishing the incentive for new renewable projects. Polling for the Climate Institute shows 72% of Australians want to keep or expand the renewable energy target (RET), which requires that 20% of energy is sourced from renewables by […]

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