Category: Environment

Independent Commentary on the Environment & Climate Change

Regional Queensland solar feed-in tariff raised by 0.2% for 2020–21

The Queensland Competition Authority has been directed to determine the 2020–21 solar feed-in tariff for regional Queensland. We have employed the same ‘avoided cost’ methodology used to calculate the feed-in tariffs since 2014– 15. This methodology aims to ensure that customers with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems receive a

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Australia’s carbon emissions fell a modest 0.9pc last year

Australia’s carbon emissions fell 0.9 per cent last year, with decreases in electricity, agriculture and transport partially offset by increases in other sectors. Environmentalists fear the progress will be short-lived as the drop was driven by drought and policies that are coming to an end, while the government favours

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Suntech’s 9.4MW Robinvale solar farm completed in Victoria

The 9.47MW(AC) Robinvale solar farm in Victoria – one of a growing number of ‘small but smart’ PV projects pitched at under 10MW to get around grid congestion and connection issues – has been completed. The solar farm was built by Suntech Power Development Australia around 90km south-west

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New electric vehicles that Australia needed yesterday

The Driven It’s more than a little ironic that the Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper released on Thursday by energy and emissions reduction minister Angus Taylor noted the limited range of electric vehicles on offer in Australia. From failing to even discuss vehicle emissions standards, to issuing a

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