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This article originally posted at Climate Spectator. View the original article here. The continued decline in demand for electricity in Australia is great news for our transition towards a decarbonised economy. This is a ideal opportunity to retire our old, … Continue reading A window opens to dump dirty generators
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This article originally posted at Climate Progress. View the original article here. Wind energy reduced power sector emissions by more than 5 percent last year, saving the same amount of CO2 as taking 20 million cars off the road, according … Continue reading (US) Wind Energy In 2013 Was Equivalent To Taking 20 Million Cars Off The Road
The Fremantle Community Wind Farm has launched a new Thunderclap campaign in order to raise awareness about an incredible opportunity to generate renewable energy from within the Fremantle Port itself.
The development is expected to increase the productivity and sustainability of state-owned land at the site while also generating locals jobs and community profits.
To accomplish this the group would like to build eight new wind turbines, with an installed capacity of 6.4 MW, on unused land at Fremantle Port.
This article originally posted at 350.org. View the original post here. The French government has approved its long-awaited Energy Bill, clearing the way for it to go before Parliament this autumn and be ratified in 2015. This is a major … Continue reading France approves landmark Climate Bill
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Solar PV module prices in Australia were cut in half over the 2012-2013 period, falling from $1.50/Wp in 2012 to 0.75/Wp in 2013, according to the latest report from the Australian Photovoltaic Institute (APVI).
The report, PV in Australia 2013, also notes that installed prices for small-scale rooftop solar systems dropped by just under 20 per cent – from an average of around $3 to around $2.50/Wp – in a year that saw the largest market for PV installations in Australia since 2009.
“With PV having reached grid parity against retail electricity tariffs in many parts of Australia and government support reducing, the market is stabilising but remaining buoyant,” the report said.
APVI said that continued increases in grid electricity prices mean PV remained a cost effective option for homeowners across Australia, even without subsidies, and was of increasing interest to the commercial sector.
The report noted that over 1 million Australian homes now had a solar PV system installed, with residential penetration levels averaging 15 per cent nationwide, and over 30 per cent in some areas.
According to the report, the majority of installations in 2013 took advantage of incentives under the federal government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme, with further drivers provided by grants and finance assistance from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Continue reading “Solar PV module prices fell 50% in 2013, storage set to follow”