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Report finds GreenPower market improves; other companies still misleading consumers about renewable energy products

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

A report by the Total Environment Centre, Australian Conservation Fund and World Wildlife Fund Australia found that the GreenPower market – government-accredited new, renewable energy sourced from wind, water, waste or the sun – had improved in recent years, but some companies were still misleading consumers about the products they sold, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (8/10/2007, p. 8).

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Cleantech Australia Fund seeks to fund small companies with high-potential renewable technologies

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

The Cleantech Australia Fund, which Melbourne company Cleantech Ventures would manage, would invest $50 million in start-up companies to bring technologies from the research lab to the farm, power plant or factory, wrote Tim Colebatch in The Age (11/10/2007, p.B3).

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New Federal target of 30,000 gigawatt hours of low-emission electricity by 2020 may make wind power chief beneficiary, draws criticism

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

Producers of wind, coal and geothermal energy all expected a fillip from the government’s targets, wrote John Breusch in The Australian Financial Review (28/9/2007, p. 22).

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Eco-Carbons to convert cereal-grain ‘seconds’, husks, fruit stones, nut shells, even straw, into renewable energy

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A pilot factory based in Gunnedah, NSW, and perhaps a second unit in Toowoomba, Queensland, could spearhead the emergence of an industrial process able to turn farm wastes into charcoal beads, providing a new source of renewable energy, wrote Graham Fuller in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p.23). Read the rest of this entry »

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Predictions for rise in wholesale electricity prices between 7 per cent and 30 per cent: carbon trading scheme needs to make renewable energy competitive

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

If Australia ratified the Kyoto Protocol, life would get tough for business after 2012, wrote John McCarthy, in The Courier Mail (29/9/2007, p.58).

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525 watt solar tracking system pumps water from bore 49 metres deep and delivers it uphill in a 110 metre vertical lift at 800 litres per hour

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

When Goomburra district beef cattle producer Syd Telford glances at the sun wending its way across the Darling Downs skies he can rest assured it’s working for him to provide a reliable supply of stock water, according to Queensland Country Life (19/7/2007, p. 28). Read the rest of this entry »

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Artificial photosynthesis, which does not require direct sunlight: Defence Dept to replace lithium batteries

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Soldiers could soon be recharging their radios, sensors and night vision goggles with high-tech solar panels as the army sought an edge on the battlefield by reducing its reliance on disposable batteries, wrote Paul Bibby in The Sydney Morning Herald (25/9/2007, p.5). Read the rest of this entry »

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Howard ignores explicit advice of hand-picked task group on power gen; wind has cost advantage, therefore soaks up most of energy subsidy plan

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

A 2004 government estimate that encouraging 10 per cent of power generation by 2020 to come from clean energy sources would cost $23 billion has been either ignored or quietly put to one side, according to an editorial in The Australian (25/9/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy attacks SA Govt for lack of mandatory renewable energy targets; state “free-riding” on mandates in neighbouring jurisidictions

Posted by gmarkets on 22 September, 2007

The South Australia Government has been attacked by the nation’s leading advocate for sustainable energy over a lack of mandatory renewable energy targets in the state, reported The Advertiser (3/8/2007, p.31).

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