Category: Environment

Independent Commentary on the Environment & Climate Change

How much does smoke haze affect rooftop solar production?

One Step off The Grid Solar owners in smoke affected areas, particularly those who’ve been sheltering in air conditioned homes more than usual, might be wondering how well their rooftop systems are performing under the haze. Solar monitoring company Solar Analytics has found that rooftop PV systems

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AEMO to meet wind and solar industry over NSW, Victoria grid blockages

The Australian Energy Market Operator has convened a workshop in early February to discuss the system strength issues and network blockages that have affected around 40 large scale wind and solar projects in western Victoria and south-west New South Wales. The meeting called by AEMO follows widespread

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European Union unveils trillion-euro ‘Green Deal’ financial plan

The European Commission has unveiled how the European Union can pay for shifting the region’s economy to net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 while protecting coal-dependent regions from taking the brunt of changes aimed at fighting climate change. The EC detailed its €1 trillion investment plan to put

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