All · Bioenergy · Carbon trading · Climate Change · Co- and tri-generation · Editorial · Energy efficiency · Event · Geothermal · In conversation · Jobs · Natural gas · Overseas news · Perspective · Policy · Project · Solar · Technology · Water · Wind · Bioenergy · Cogeneration and Trigeneration · Energy efficiency · Natural Gas · General Services · Marketing · Geothermal · Solar · Water · WindWed, 15 May 2013 As B2B magazine finalist of the year 2012, EcoGeneration provides clean energy professionals with high-level and insightful information, making it the ‘go-to’ industry publication. CSIRO Project Manager and Social Scientist Dr Nina Hall discusses the idea of holding a ‘social licence’ to operate wind farms in Australia, and a new CSIRO research project that is investigating this concept through case studies. The founding editorial team of EcoGeneration magazine, Ric Brazzale and Jessica Lynch, caught up in March 2013 to reflect on what has changed in the clean energy industry since the magazine was launched in August 2000. Ms Lynch also caught up with Clean Energy Council Chief Executive David Green, and provided a snapshot of market progress, 75 editions on from EcoGeneration’s launch. Ahead of the federal election, organisations within the clean energy industry highlight policy areas that could impact renewable generation and energy efficiency after 14 September 2013. EcoGeneration speaks with Conergy Australia Managing Director David McCallum and Rexel Energy Solutions Executive General Manager Michael Power. Wed, 1 May 2013 The latest addition to the Clean Energy Council’s Clean Energy Week 2013 line-up is Clean Energy Regulator Chair and Chief Executive Officer Chloe Munro. Fri, 26 April 2013 Germany-based solar PV product and solution provider Hanwha Q CELLS has said that it is dedicated to turning solar into the centrepiece of the Hanwha Group’s future growth. In this extract from EcoGeneration's e-guide Financing Clean Energy Projects and Technologies, clean energy industry stakeholders that have traversed the ups and downs of the finance game – and exited as winners – reveal their key lessons for attracting funding. Wed, 10 April 2013 Federal Climate Change, Industry and Innovation Minister Greg Combet will deliver a keynote address at Clean Energy Week 2013, to be held from 24-26 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. EcoGeneration chats with reader Neil Salisbury, Director at NetBalance. Wed, 3 April 2013 A carbon price of between $50–100 per tonne of carbon dioxide would make coal-fired and gas-fired power less economical than renewable electricity, a University of New South Wales study has shown. The American Council on Renewable Energy’s Noah Ginsberg says modest steps could add up to big success for the United States’ clean energy industry in 2013. Thu, 28 March 2013 Australia’s solar PV sector stakeholders have until the end of March 2013 to provide their feedback on the sector’s performance by contributing to the Australian PV Association’s 2012 survey. Energy Action – provider of the Australian Energy Exchange procurement platform, which allows energy suppliers to competitively bid for supply contracts – and its Chief Executive Valerie Duncan are on the ‘front line’ in the war over rising electricity prices. Fri, 15 March 2013 Enrol now for EcoGen Events’ Master Classes on commercial-scale solar, taking place next week in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, to earn 35 continuous professional development points and have your specific commercial market questions answered. In the first of a two-part series, OutBack Power Senior Marketing Manager Mark Cerasuolo looks at the importance of innovation in inverter products and introduces the features of OutBack’s Radian inverter. EcoGeneration asks PIVOTAL Solar Solutions Sales Director Gonzalo Muslera and PIVOTAL Queensland Sales Director Tim Latimer about the course they have charted in Australian solar, and what they expect from the market in 2013. The Urban Development Institute is Australia’s peak body for property developers, and Solar Lord recently exhibited at the Institute’s first National Congress, from 6–8 March 2013. Modern monitoring and management equipment helps to prevent yield losses, and offers a wide range of useful additional functions to make the operation of photovoltaic systems even more cost-effective. Trina Solar Limited, a global photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services provider, has achieved the number 1 position in the Australian Photovoltaic Technology and Brands 2013 report. Fri, 1 March 2013 There is only one day left until the early bird deadline closes for EcoGen Events’ Master Classes on commercial-scale solar, where you will find out where and how the commercial solar market is set to grow in 2013. Tue, 12 February 2013 New subscribers, or those renewing their subscription to EcoGeneration magazine this month, will receive a guide to financing clean energy technologies and projects as a free gift. Mon, 14 January 2013 As the hot weather from last week in the south sweeps further north through the country, the email alerts triggered from NEM-Watch showed the temperature in Sydney had passed the 40 degree mark on Tuesday 8 January 2013, as shown in the market snapshot from 12:25pm, National Electricity Market (NEM) time, in Figure 1. For many of us riding the wave of ups and downs that has been the Australian solar industry, we can rightly feel a little jaded, if not downright exhausted. However, when you stop and reflect on what has been achieved and where the community’s perception is at, perhaps the silver lining is clearer now than ever before.