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24Apr2017

Byron Bay Railroad Company set to operate Australia’s first solar powered train

Instead of being powered by electricity from traditional overhead powerlines this train is almost completely powered by energy from the sun, caught by state-of-the-art flexible solar panels along its roof. While it might seem like a futuristic concept this has now become reality. In an Australian first, Clean Energy Corporation of Australia (CECA) is pushing
  • 24 Apr, 2017
  • Kit Man Chan
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24Apr2017

Renewable Energy Within The Australian Tourism Industry

The Byron Bay Railroad Company’s decision to invest in solar power is one of many projects currently being undertaken by the Australian Tourism industry and reflects a greater trend towards sustainability and environmental awareness as compared to previous years. A contributing factor to this is that a large part of the tourism industry is based
  • 24 Apr, 2017
  • Kit Man Chan
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16Oct2015

Tesla Powerwall: Has The Battery Revolution Begun?

Tesla Powerwall: Has the Battery Revolution begun?   Tesla has recently announced their home battery which can store electricity from both solar panels and the grid – the Tesla Powerwall. While this news has generated a lot of excitement from the general public who are excited to break away from the grid, they may be
  • 16 Oct, 2015
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28Sep2015

Report on the current impact of the Energy Market on Australian Agribusiness

  Whilst there is some variability between industries, the agricultural sector in Australia is performing strongly due to sustained demand from export markets. The future holds many opportunities for the expansion of this sector, but also brings with it a number of risks and challenges. In order to capitalise on foreign demand for Australian products,
  • 28 Sep, 2015
  • Dean Johnson
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18Aug2015

Assessing the impacts of Solar on the Australian Agribusiness Sector

Over the last decade, electricity prices in NSW have almost doubled. The primary driver of this increase are rising network costs. In regional NSW, network costs can comprise almost 60% of an agribusiness’s energy bill. Electricity networks have built massive amounts of energy infrastructure to service their predicted demand, which was exaggerated. Network costs have
  • 18 Aug, 2015
  • Dean Johnson
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22Jul2015

Large Scale Rooftop Solar – Time to Invest?

Feasibility Assessment Case Study   Clean Energy Corporation Australia has conducted a feasibility assessment on the benefits of solar energy for large scale regional manufacturing facilities. The case study is a high level reference to the key statistics gained from the consumption data analysis, the projected solar system capabilities, government incentive based risk and the
  • 22 Jul, 2015
  • James Cronan
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14Jul2015

Hockey Attacks Government Renewable Funding to Wind & Solar, again…..

“In the midst of a global race to attract investment and jobs in renewable energy, Australia has just thrown another weight in its own saddle bag,” said Kane Thornton, chief executive of the Clean Energy Council. This week the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) received directives from the current Government to restrict renewable energy investment.
  • 14 Jul, 2015
  • Camille Gerges
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14Jul2015

RET Revision – The Real 20%

In 2009 a Renewable Energy Target (RET) of twenty percent by year 2020 was introduced. Recently, a review of the target determined that the twenty percent target would be exceeded by seven percent prompting the two major political parties to agree to slash the target to what is now termed “the real 20 percent”. Unsurprisingly,
  • 14 Jul, 2015
  • Camille Gerges
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01Sep2014

Global initiatives to reduce carbon emissions

As a scientific consensus has developed around the existence of anthropogenic climate change, governments around the world have been taking steps to reduce their nations’ carbon emissions.  A variety of methods exist to help curb carbon emissions, and many are currently in use, including: Emissions Trading Schemes and Carbon Markets Renewable Energy Initiatives, increasing the
  • 1 Sep, 2014
  • Kit Man Chan
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