Up to 110,000 participants in the state government’s solar bonus scheme will have the rate they are paid for generating electricity slashed from 60¢ a kilowatt hour to 40¢ from July, a move that will save the NSW budget an estimated $470 million.
There is considerable doubt as to whether nuclear energy could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the longer term.
News Alert! Solar Rally next week.
Calling all solar workers. Solar supporters. NSW residents who want a solar future.
Solar News Flash by Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES).
The NSW solar industry has been left in limbo for over a week, with approved customers not knowing whether they will be eligible to join the NSW solar bonus scheme.
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes was today announced as the New South Wales Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy.
The recently-elected New South Wales Coalition government is considering retrospective changes to the state’s feed-in tariffs as a means of reining in the cost of rooftop solar.
The costly and controversial Solar Bonus Scheme has been suspended and could be scrapped, pending the findings of an environmental summit.
New South Wales’ Solar Bonus Scheme is all but dead after industry experts and the state government agreed it was too costly to continue in its current form.
The state government may have acted unlawfully when it suspended the state’s solar panel tariff system – and angry panel installers and customers are mustering for a class action.
The myth that wealthy people are buying solar panels and the less well-off are subsidising them through higher power bills has been dispelled by new data showing which areas of NSW are going solar.
The solar energy industry has struck a deal with the NSW government that will push the Solar Bonus Scheme beyond its legislated limit, threatening consumers with further electricity price rises.
To every complex problem there is a simplistic response, which is usually wrong.
For instance, to the challenge of generating all of Australia’s electricity from renewable energy, the deniers and scoffers repeatedly utter the simplistic myth that renewable energy is intermittent and therefore cannot generate base-load (that is, 24-hour) power.
Companies that install rooftop solar panels have warned the federal government the industry is on the verge of collapse because of a slump in the value of renewable energy certificates.
The state government has put the final cost of the solar bonus scheme as high as $1.9 billion and decided that all future costs of the scheme will be funded through the state budget, rather than adding more pressure to electricity prices.
The General Manager of Australia’s leading solar power company, Conergy has applauded the NSW Liberals and Nationals for their immediate commitment to the development of renewable energy.
They’re all plugged in, they’re up and running and today the Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre is launching the Nimbin Community Solar Farm. The project was funded by the Federal Government as a social enterprise job creation project.
I spoke to the team leader of the project Natalie Meyer who says a project like this would be difficult to achieve in the current climate.
ABC Radio Interview [edit 2017: ABC removed the interview from their servers]
The Garnaut Climate Change Review—Update 2011 will release 8 update papers between early February and late March 2011.
The first step in saving NSW’s solar energy sector would be returning to the old system of offering a one-for-one discount off electricity bills for power fed into the grid by solar systems, the Rainbow Power Company has said.
There is a last-minute rush from homeowners wanting to buy solar panels before the solar credits rebate is slashed by up to $1200 from July.
Some solar installers are so busy they have declared their books full and are turning away customers.
At today's campaign launch, The Greens outlined their vision for real change in NSW, made the case for electing more Greens to the NSW parliament, and announced three new policy initiatives to kick-start The Greens Plan for NSW.
The Northern Rivers solar industry is calling on the Coalition to stand up for solar energy and adopt a policy which will grow the fledgling industry.
Representatives from the Northern Rivers solar industry have given Lismore MP Thomas George their vote of confidence.
The NSW Greens are proposing a tax on coal-fired power stations to pay for more generous incentives for solar electricity.
NSW Government 'nailed' solar industry when it axed the solar rebate scheme last week.