Country mired by past climate rows employs 25,000 green energy workers today and could double the headcount by 2025 if it focuses on renewables post-COVID, CEC review finds.
The Australian Energy Market Commission said on Thursday it will uphold the controversial Marginal Loss Factor (MLF) regime despite loud calls from green energy reps for overhaul.
CEC's survey of 70 clean energy executives highlights that grid connection problems, federal policy shortcomings and transmission issues are the top woes for Australian renewables.
Clean Energy Council urges ministers meeting for COAG Energy Council this week to ease grid access and harmonise state clean energy targets and schemes.
Calls for new rules coincide with news that Australia is guaranteed to meet its 2020 target for large-scale renewables generation thanks to progress in recent years.
Victoria government urged to lift monthly cap on solar rebates after reports that August’s 3,000-plus quota became fully subscribed two hours after release.
Industry body: Urgent review needed for marginal loss factor system causing “unpredictable hits” to the financial viability of PV and others.
Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has accredited the country’s 5000th installer.
Victoria’s Labor government will hold a 650MW renewables auction and has awarded contracts for 138MW of large-scale solar plants to power Melbourne’s tram network.
The Australian state of Queensland has announced a 400MW renewable energy auction with 100MW ring-fenced for energy storage.