A pilot program in South Australia will use biogas from human waste to store and deliver cheap, renewable energy.
Labor will pledge up to $1 billion to install solar panels at thousands of schools in a scheme to create “virtual power plants” that put energy back into the grid.
The CEC sent an open letter to politicians ahead of the May 18 federal election urging them to turn the nation into a global clean energy superpower.
A 100 per cent renewable residential development has been unveiled in Western Australia, featuring blockchain-ready solar homes, a microgrid supply network for water and power and – in what is being claimed as an Australian first – a shared on-site 670kWh battery.
Leading economist and climate change policy expert Professor Ross Garnaut says that Australia could be powered 100 per cent by “intermittent” renewables by the early 2030s, and have a grid that is both reliable and secure and cheaper than it is now.
Business electricity retailer ERM Power will on Tuesday invite wind and solar farm developers to offer short-term electricity supply from their projects to support its launch of a new product to smaller customers that are seeking to tap into the boom in low-cost, clean renewable energy.