Category: Environment

Independent Commentary on the Environment & Climate Change

Energy Minister seeks state support for Emissions Reduction Fund overhaul

The Energy and Emissions Reduction  Minister in Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government, Angus Taylor, has scheduled a discussion with state and territory energy ministers about the planned overhaul of the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), a move following the government’s decision to quietly appoint an expert panel to come up

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Jinko Solar plans PV module shipments of 20GW in 2020

Leading Chinese ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Jinko Solar reported strong third-quarter earnings this week beating most market expectations. But the biggest takeaway from the company’s Q3 2019 financial results was its expectation that it would ship between 18-20GW of solar modules in 2020. Jinko Solar

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COGATI: A tax on renewables paid to fossil fuels

There has been a ridiculously long list of stupid energy policy ideas over the past decade. The renewable energy industry, in particular, has faced a conga line of policies that have either deliberately or inadvertently curtailed the industry. But the Australian Energy Market Commission (the AEMC) may

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Trials to test solar and storage technologies for industrial cooling systems

South Australian company Glaciem Cooling Technology has received $2 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to demonstrate the technical and economic value of integrating thermal energy storage with renewable energy into Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) applications. The trial systems will be installed

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