Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Rain may be soaking Victoria but the legacy of the state's hot spell continues, as politicians squabble over who is to blame for tens of thousands...
US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but...
Australia on Track for 2020 Renewable Target
Australia is set to achieve its renewable energy target for 2020 as a jump in the uptake of large scale solar projects drives growth in renewables,...
Study Urges Large Investment in Renewable Energy
Australia will need up to three-quarters of its electricity coming from renewables by 2030 if it is to cut emissions in the cheapest way under a...
More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On
Consumers will have to pay for generators to be kept on stand-by to fill shortfalls in electricity during summer peaks or face the prospect of blackouts.
SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts
South Australians and Victorians face the risk of four-hour blackouts over summer unless governments follow through on plans for new battery storage and diesel generators.
Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open
The federal government is talking to the owners of a NSW coal-fired power station about how it can convince them to keep it open beyond...
Why Energy Costs Are a Bigger Risk to Jobs than Households
The general media have recently latched on to the issue of rising energy costs and their impacts on household budgets.
Victoria to End Energy Price Fruit Salad
Not a basket case, but a fruit bowl - that's how the Victorian government has described the state's energy pricing structure, while announcing plans for an...
SA Interconnector to Cut Power Bills
Power bills for households in South Australia could fall by about $66 a year if a new interconnector is built with NSW, transmission company ElectraNet says.
Govt Warns Against NSW Greens Solar Push
The NSW Greens want to spend $1.25 billion to double the number of homes and small businesses with solar panels in four years but the state...
Renewables Not Responsible for Outages, Grattan Says
Blaming renewable energy for failures of the reliability of Australia's electricity supply is wrong and dangerous, a new report says.
No interest loans for NSW household solar
Up to 300,000 households across NSW will be able to install solar panels and batteries with no upfront costs under an interest-free loan scheme offered by...
Energy projects awarded almost $10m
A "traffic controller" program on the NSW electricity grid to control energy sent to the system from household rooftop solar or batteries is among projects receiving...
Waste Will Power New Victorian Paper Mill
A Victorian paper mill is set to be powered by a new $600 million waste plant and generate more than 1000 jobs.
NSW 'Suffered 27 Power Plant Breakdowns'
Gas and coal-fired power stations in NSW broke down more than two dozen times last year - including one that is only 10 years old.
Plans for 66 Power Stations Seek Govt Cash
The federal government has received 66 submissions from power generators looking for taxpayer money to underwrite new investments.