Boost for Finkel Review as recommendations adopted

With the Finkel review receiving support nationally the recommendations have gotten another boost as the government approves 49 out of the 50 possible suggestions. The recommendation that has been left out is the clean energy target with Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg saying such a scheme was still under consideration with stakeholders to be consulted. Among … Read more

Australian scientists convert CO2 into methane using solar energy

Australian scientists now have a catalyst that converts carbon dioxide into methane gas using solar energy. The University of Adelaide, in collaboration with the CSIRO, developed the process, which could potentially replace fossil fuels. It could also lead to lower CO2 emissions from existing carbon-based fuel technologies. The new catalyst drives the process of combining … Read more

Boost for Finkel Review as recommendations adopted – Energy …

With the Finkel review receiving support nationally the recommendations have gotten another boost as the government approves 49 out of the 50 possible suggestions. The recommendation that has been left out is the clean energy target with Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg saying such a scheme was still under consideration with stakeholders to be consulted. Among … Read more

IPART bumps up benchmark range for NSW solar tariffs

The NSW pricing regulator IPART has further lifted its recommended benchmark range for solar feed in tariffs for 2017/18, now suggesting a range of 11.9c/kWh to 15c/kWh for exports back into the grid from the state’s 350,000 solar households. The payment range is voluntary. This is slightly higher than its draft range released in May … Read more

Solar energy produces methane from CO2 with new catalyst

Australian scientists now have a catalyst that converts carbon dioxide into methane gas using solar energy. The University of Adelaide, in collaboration with the CSIRO, developed the process, which could potentially replace fossil fuels. It could also lead to lower CO2 emissions from existing carbon-based fuel technologies. The new catalyst drives the process of combining … Read more

Australian Energy Regulator welcomes federal funding boost

The Australian Government will increase funding to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) by $67.4 million over the next four years. The funding increase, which begins July 1 2017, was announced this week. Making the announcement, the Turnbull Government added: “Every decision we make in the energy sector is designed to ease pressure on household bills … Read more

Clean coal rebutted as sustainable: Climate Council

In a report released by the Climate Council the merits of clean coal have been debunked, this coming in the wake of the recent release of the long anticipated Finkel Review. The report breaks down what clean coal is, the over reliance and continued reliance of the energy form and the damage it is doing … Read more