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 · WindThu, 16 May 2013 Australia’s clean energy stakeholders have responded to the Federal Government’s 2013-14 budget, citing disappointment that funding for clean energy projects has been reduced. Wed, 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. In 2013, the Clean Energy Council’s Clean Energy Week returns with Hanwha Q CELLS as major sponsor to focus on ‘Rethinking Energy’ and bringing about energy market reform, while highlighting the innovative efforts of clean energy companies in the Clean Energy Week awards program. 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. Tue, 7 May 2013 First Solar has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2013, with net sales totalling $US755 million ($A740 million) in the quarter, a decrease of $US320 million ($A314 million) from the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of $US258 million ($A235 million) from the first quarter of 2012. Mon, 6 May 2013 Veterinary vaccine manufacturer MSD Animal Health has received a $335,660 Clean Technology Investment Fund grant to install a solar PV system at its manufacturing site in Bendigo East, Victoria. Fri, 3 May 2013 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is hosting an information and feedback forum in Melbourne on 3 May 2013 to provide the clean energy industry with information on its draft General Funding Strategy and Investment Plan for 2013-14 to 2015-16. Climate Spectator Editor Tristan Edis outlines why he believes Australia’s photovoltaic ‘party’ is over, and clean energy industry stakeholders respond. 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. Wed, 1 May 2013 Registration for the fifth All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference, taking place from 9-10 October 2013 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, is now open. Tue, 30 April 2013 15 proposals have been submitted via the second stage of the Australian Capital Territory Government’s Solar Auction. Wed, 24 April 2013 Adelaide-based company The Solar Project will construct a 230 kW array at De Bortoli Wines in Griffith, New South Wales. The Western Australian Greens have unveiled a $68 million plan that proposes the installation of 1.5 kilowatt solar systems on the roofs of every public and community housing dwelling in Western Australia. Fotowatio Renewable Ventures’ Australia Country Manager Andrea Fontana shares his thoughts on future growth opportunities for solar project developers, and for the Australian clean energy industry overall. 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. Tue, 9 April 2013 The number of Australian homes with solar power systems installed has passed 1 million, according to figures from the Clean Energy Regulator, which confirm that the milestone was reached in March 2013. EcoGeneration chats with reader Neil Salisbury, Director at NetBalance. Wed, 3 April 2013 Michael D’Ascenzo has been appointed as a member of the Clean Energy Regulator; Gary Gray has joined Federal Cabinet as Minister for Energy and Resources; and the Australian Green Infrastructure Council has been re-named. 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. Tue, 2 April 2013 International clean energy policy will be a key focus at the 3rd Annual Clean Power Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29-30 April 2013. Tue, 2 April 2013 The Clean Energy Council is seeking commitments from solar PV retailers to sign up to a new Code of Conduct designed to improve the retail standards and reputation of the PV sector. Mon, 1 April 2013 There is no compelling evidence to support a regulated, mandatory minimum feed-in tariff for customers in southeast Queensland’s retail electricity market, the Queensland Competition Authority has said. Mon, 25 March 2013 The Federal Government has accepted a majority of the recommendations for the Renewable Energy Target, made by the Climate Change Authority in its 2012 review of the scheme.