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01Jul2013

Government funding gives fresh energy to manufacturers

Australia’s clean energy industry said a $100 million joint funding deal announced between the Federal Government and the Commonwealth Bank today would help small and medium manufacturing businesses remain competitive in tough economic conditions. Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said the announcement showed that there was a role for government in helping to
  • 1 Jul, 2013
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01Jul2013

Clean energy billions going begging

Now that the Labor leadership issue has finally been resolved, it is time for the government to get on with governing and to let business get on with investing, innovating and creating jobs. The greatest barrier to investment in Australia’s clean energy future is political and regulatory uncertainty and that is something the industry is
  • 1 Jul, 2013
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01Jul2013

Aust. Solar PV 2012 – $3bn revenue, 11,000 employed, 1038MW

The Australian Photovoltaic Association (APVA) has released its assessment of the Australian Solar PV market and industry in 2012, finding it has broken through the gigawatt installations barrier. According to the report the vast bulk of capacity, 1008 megawatts, was installed in rooftop grid-connected applications in 2012, with 14MW in centralised grid-connected power stations, 10MW in households
  • 1 Jul, 2013
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01Jul2013

The rise to power of the new sun kings

  As proponents of green energy go, Samuel Yang and Ben Waters could hardly be less alike. Samuel Yang, dubbed by the Chinese media the ”godfather of solar energy”, is a Buddhist vegan who befriended solar scientists while studying economics at Macquarie University in Sydney. He returned to China to found four of the largest
  • 1 Jul, 2013
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