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Report calls for gross feed-in tariffs

11 November, 2008

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has welcomed a Senate Environment Committee’s support for a national system of feed-in tariffs to support development of distributed renewable energy technologies like photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

Geothermal energy business wins major RMIT prize

20 October, 2008

A pioneering business that uses technology to harness renewable energy from the earth for heating and cooling has won RMIT University’s 2008 Business Plan Competition.

Students focus on sustainable energy systems

16 September, 2008

Australian university students are being asked to step forward with ideas on sustainable energy solutions for the 2009 Bayer-UNEP Eco-Minds Forum.

Companies sign clean coal energy agreement

03 September, 2008

EESTech Inc and China’s Datong Coal Mine Group have signed an exclusive agreement to undertake a feasibility and project development program that will use methane and waste coal to supply power for the mining operations.

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award announced

03 September, 2008

Nicole Kuepper has been voted Australia’s favourite scientist in the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes People’s Choice Award.

Board of inquiry to consider renewable generation

14 August, 2008

New Zealand Environment Minister Trevor Mallard has appointed an independent board of inquiry to consider the proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation.

Schneider Electric acquires Xantrex Technology

30 July, 2008

Schneider Electric has signed an agreement with Xantrex Technology to acquire all of its common shares.

Winners of 2008 Banksia Awards announced

25 July, 2008

Australia’s environmental champions have been recognised at the Banksia Awards ceremony held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the issue of energy efficiency emerging as a strong direction for future environmental improvements.

CommScope joins The Green Grid

25 July, 2008

CommScope Enterprise Solutions has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems.

Nanotechnology that harvests energy from movement

16 July, 2008 by Elizabeth Latham

Nanotechnology researchers are working on a 'power shirt' which aims to replace batteries.

Cleantech Index outperforms market for second year running

03 July, 2008

The ACT Australian CleanTech Index has outperformed both the S&P ASX200 and the S&P Small Ordinaries for the second year running.

National energy essay competition open

20 June, 2008

Young Australians are invited to help secure the nation’s energy future by presenting their ideas in an entry paper for The Warren Centre’s National Energy Essay Competition.

Survey reveals opportunities

17 June, 2008

The majority of respondents surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region (64%) identified their region as having great growth potential, according to the 'Turning Up the Heat — an insight into M&A (mergers and acquisitions) in the renewable energy sector in 2008’ survey.

Construction begins at solar techonology demonstration facility

22 May, 2008

A solar forest, a solar compass and a number of solar technologies never before used in Australia will soon be on public display in Alice Springs at a $3 million Solar Technology Demonstration Facility.

Doors open to a sustainable lifestyle

13 May, 2008

As part of the 7th annual Sustainable House Day, homes across the country will open so others can learn and experience the benefits of all aspects of sustainable living.

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