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- PV to become Australia's cheapest electricity source by 2050, study says
Aug 3, 2012 - Julia Chan- pv-tech.org
According to a study by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE), PV, along with onshore wind, will be the cheapest sources of electricity in Australia by 2030. Moreover, non-tracking PV is estimated to go on to become the cheapest power generation technology in Australia by 2050. BREE is a research unit within Australia’s Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.
- Renewable power hits highest level in 12 years in New Zealand: minister
Sept. 28, 2011 - English.news.cn - xinhuanet.com
She insisted the New Zealand government was taking a "balanced approach to building a sustainable energy and resources future." "We are focused on renewables, the exploration of our natural resources, energy efficiency and the pricing of carbon as we manage our environmental responsibilities and economic opportunities."
- FRV-led consortium wins bid to build 150MW Australian solar plant
Sept. 30, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
A consortium led by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has won a bid to develop Australia's largest solar power plant. The tender – launched by the Australian government – is for a 150MW system near the town of Moree in New South Wales.
- Massive wind farm gets go-ahead in New Zealand
Sept. 16, 2011 - peopledaily.com.cn
New Zealand environment authorities have approved plans for a massive wind farm that could provide enough electricity for 170,000 homes.
- Australia’s Federal Government releases 2010/2011 budget with strong support for solar
May 17, 2010 - Emma Hughes - Market Watch - pv-tech.org
The Australian Federal Government announced its 2010/2011 budget on May 11, showing strong support for renewable energy.
- Australia should invest A$60bn in renewable energy
Apr 13, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
Australia must invest billions in renewable energy over the next decade to achieve its 2020 target of lower GHG emissions, according to Siemens.
Renewable energy in Australia is “largely undeveloped”
Mar 17, 2010 -
The Government of Australia has released its first national Energy Resource Assessment, concluding that wind energy and other renewable energy sources are expected to become increasingly significant.
- Australia: 100% renewable energy by 2020
Feb 23, 2010 - Renewable Energy Focus
Renewable energy could produce 100% of the electricity needed in Australia within 10 years, using technologies that are available now.
- Australia shapes up FiT policies: national gross system on the horizon?
Dec 16, 2009 - Emma hughes - PV-tech
As we progress further into what will soon be 2010 - 'the year solar PV will take off', more changes are being made in the world of photovoltaics in Australia. This country has seen many changes to its renewable situation during 2009, with new feed-in tariffs announced, improved and tweaked as the continent moves towards its goal of a nationwide gross feed-in tariff scheme.
higher capacity and greater grid stability: Siemens to expand HVDC link in New
Nov 11, 2009 - Energy Central
Siemens Energy has received
an order from Wellington-based Transpower New Zealand Limited, the national grid
operator, to modernize and increase the capacity of the existing high-voltage
direct-current (HVDC) link between the country’s North and South Island.
plans "world's largest" solar project
May 17, 2009 - ABC
The Federal Government says it wants to create the largest solar
energy project in the world.
not an Asia-Pacific partnership based upon energy?
Mar 9, 2009 -
Stewart Taggart - DESERTEC
The European Union began in the 1950s as
a common market for coal. In the 21st Century, Australia and Asia could forge
a similar common market for solar, geothermal, wind and wave energy.
- DESERTEC-Australia - Clean
Power From Deserts
2009 - www.desertec-australia.org
advocates developing large-scale solar, geothermal, wind and wave energy projects
in interior Australia.
Zealand phases out old light bulbs to save energy, greenhouse gas output
Jun 15, 2008 - The Associated Press
New Zealand will ban traditional
light bulb sales from October 2009 to cut greenhouse gas emissions and save up
to half a billion U.S. dollars a year in energy costs, the government said Tuesday.
could plunge New Zealand into winter power crisis
Jun 11, 2008 - Power
New Zealand's electric industry is bracing for possible blackouts
this winter as hydro-storage lake levels have plummeted 55% below average, the
lowest levels since the country suffered its last power crisis in 1992.
to Provide Wave Energy for Maui
Feb 8, 2008 - RenewableEnergyAccess.com
Oceanlinx Limited, an Australia-based high-tech company, has formally announced
plans to provide electricity to Maui Electric Company from Hawaii's first wave
energy project. The project will provide up to 2.7 megawatts (MW) of energy from
two to three floating platforms located one-half to three-quarters of a mile to
the north of Pauwela Point on the northeast coast of Maui.
windfarm planned for Australia
Oct 8, 2007 - UPI
wind farm planned for southeastern Australia would provide as much electricity
as a large coal-powered plant.
Zealand utility plans $2 billion in green projects
2007 - Refocus.net
Contact Energy will invest NZ$2 billion to
develop green power from wind and geothermal facilities over the next five years.
Energy to Play Vital Role in New Zealand's Future
Nov 30, 2006 - Kawerau,
New Zealand - RenewableEnergyAccess.com
Construction on a 90-megawatt
(MW), $275 million geothermal power plant in New Zealand is finally underway this
week after four years of cumulative planning. The new power station, located in
Kawerau in the eastern Bay of Plenty, will be the largest geothermal power development
in New Zealand in over 20 years -- and is expected to produce more energy annually
than all of the country's existing wind turbines, said Mighty River Power Chief
Executive Doug Heffernan.
plan makes waves
Jun 24, 2006 - The Dominion Post
could be the answer to New Zealand’s energy problems say scientists.
- Power Plan Makes Waves
are investigating an ambitious project to place underwater turbines in Cook Strait
as an answer to New Zealand’s electricity shortage.
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