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Tasmania Aims for 100% Renewable by 2020

Posted by Peter, on November 26, 2013

The Tasmanian Government has released its climate change strategy, “Climate Smart Tasmania”, which aims to achieve at 100% renewable usage by 2020. The strategy also sets a target to reduce carbon emissions to 35% below 1990 levels by 2020. The Climate Smart Tasmania plan includes energy reduction targets across government, land use, infrastructure, transport and […]  Continue reading »

Victoria Commits $30 million to Boost Renewable Energy

Posted by Peter, on August 31, 2010

Victorian Premier, John Brumby, has announced a $30 million funding boost to support the development of alternative energy technologies. Mr Brumby said that “The funding will be available for parties interested in developing pilot-scale demonstration projects or research and development proposals for sustainable energy technologies in areas such as solar, wave, geothermal and bio-energy. The […]  Continue reading »

Zero Carbon Stationary Energy Plan Launched

Posted by Peter, on August 13, 2010

Beyond Zero Emissions has officially launched its “Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan”. The is a detailed and costed blueprint for transitioning our stationary energy sector to 100% renewable energy in ten years. The technologies utilised in this plan, which are predominantly concentrated solar thermal with molten salt storage, are commercially available now. To download […]  Continue reading »

Renewable Energy Legislation Before Senate

Posted by Peter, on June 22, 2010

Changes to renewable energy target legislation designed to provide greater investment certainty for large projects has been put before the Senate. The legislation has two parts. The first supports households using solar panels and solar hot water systems. Separate targets, designed to encourage the development of wind farms, commercial solar and geothermal projects will deliver […]  Continue reading »

Renewable Energy Scheme Stalls Projects

Posted by Peter, on February 24, 2010

Despite Australia’s enormous potential for renewable energy (see "100% Renewable Energy by 2020"), six months after Australia’s introduction of  legislation supposed to encourage the development of renewable energy, not a single major wind or solar project has commenced. The failure of the scheme has been blamed on poor design of the legislation which promotes domestic […]  Continue reading »

Report: Australia Could Have 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

Posted by Peter, on February 24, 2010

Beyond Zero Emissions has issued a summary of a report which shows how Australia could use solar and wind power technologies, which are available now, to produce 100 percent of its electricity within 10 years. The full report will be released in coming months. Australia now gets nearly 80 percent of its electricity from coal […]  Continue reading »

Australia Joins International Renewable Energy Agency

Posted by Peter, on May 18, 2009

Australia has joined the International Renewable Energy Agency – an organisation that aims to speed up the global renewable industry. More than 80 other countries are already members of the organisation which was established in January this year. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said that participating in the agency "underlines Australia’s commitment to tackling climate change […]  Continue reading »

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