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Stand Up For Solar campaign fights for higher RET, fairer tariffs  

Die hard solar advocates and everyday enthusiasts face the same challenges in the modern energy market. Those who, like us, want to see solar make a greater contribution to our national energy profile, lament the government’s disregard for renewable energy. Meanwhile those who are considering installing solar panels on their home or business see how […]

CEFC offers huge backing to commercial solar  

Australia’s commercial solar industry received a shot in the arm with the announcement that the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will provide $20 million in funding to energy consultant ET Solar. “There is huge scope to expand and deepen the solar PV market in the commercial sector,” said CEFC CEO Oliver Yates. ET Solar will […]

What the CHOICE solar survey really means  

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE recently published the findings of their investigation into solar power customer satisfaction. We’ve highlighted reports from CHOICE in the past because they have proven themselves a truly consumer-focused organisation. Although we encourage all customers to read the findings for themselves, we decided to take a look through the report and flesh out […]

Gas prices set to double as exports begin  

Eyes are turning to Queensland, and not just to focus on the state election. According to a report in The Age, BG Group have begun exporting liquefied natural gas to overseas buyers, with Origin and Santos set to follow their lead later this year. Although Western Australia has been exporting gas since the 1980s, it’s […]

Perovskite will be a “game changer” for solar efficiency  

Named after a 19th Century Russian count, Perovskite threatens to revolutionise the solar industry with its blistering efficiency. Everyday enough solar radiation hits the earth to power it thousands of times over, the only limits have been solar panel efficiency and proliferation. Around 85% of existing solar panels have been manufactured using silicon, a cheap material […]

Andrews Labor government is all about energy efficiency  

Premier Daniel Andrews intends to retain jobs and reduce cost of living expenses by announcing that Labor will retain the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) beyond 2015. Energy and Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced that the scheme would be saved following a pre-election commitment from former Premier Denis Napthine to sunset the program before next […]

Report: Reverse-cycle heating and heat pumps make gas uneconomical  

A lot of Melbournites have grown up enjoying long hot showers on a winter’s morning, the comforting hum of a gas heater in the evening and maybe even frying up popcorn over a gas burner. But our homes may be in line for an all-electric make-over following a new report from the Alternative Technology Association (ATA). […]