Bertrand Piccard will go around the world again – with 1,000 solutions

Energy Post Bertrand Piccard, the man who flew around the world in a solar-powered airplane, will be taking another trip around the world. This time he will show governments 1,000 innovations that together will make it possible to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by half. “I want to show that it is possible … Read more

30 reasons to question the National Energy Guarantee. And it’s not just politics

Minister for Energy Josh Frydenberg and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING The consensus from large swathes of the mainstream media appears to be clear: the Turnbull government’s new climate and energy policy, known as the National Energy Guarantee, … Read more

SunPower solar panels dominate French solar energy tenders

Solar panel manufacturer SunPower emerged as the leading supplier in the latest round of French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) tenders. SunPower’s solar panels are likely to figure prominently in French solar projects ove the next few years. SunPower won the bid to supply 291MW in second-round CRE tenders for solar projects. This meant SunPower outperformed … Read more

Peer-to-peer solar innovations mean trading energy and more

Australians are benefiting from peer-to-peer solar trading by selling directly to their neighbours. Buyers, sellers, and investors can all take part. Households using solar panels can make a profit for using extra power from their roof and putting it back on the grid. Companies then sell it on a higher price, so everyone is happy. … Read more

AEMO announces Drew Clarke as new Chair of its Board

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew (Drew) Clarke as the new Chairman of the Board, commencing 2 November 2017. AEMO is a company incorporated under the Corporations Act with a skills based Board of ten directors who are independently selected and endorsed by AEMO’s members. AEMO’s … Read more

Video: Jeff Bezos launches Amazon’s biggest wind farm – from 300 feet

Global online shopping giant Amazon has powered up its latest, and greatest wind farm yet, with the launch on Thursday of a 253MW project in Scurry County, Texas. According to Forbes, the company’s latest renewable energy project, which has been built and is owned by Lincoln Clean Energy, secured tax equity from Bank of America … Read more

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

Carbon Brief Around the world, more than a billion people still lack access to electricity. This number is shrinking, down by one third since 2000, despite rising population levels, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) special report on energy access, published this week. The report says that while coal has supplied nearly half of the … Read more