Media Releases for January - March 2012

More recent media releases under "current media"

  • 21 March 2012 -
    Increasing domestic electricity prices improves business case for home solar.
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  • 29 February 2012 -
    Government puts renewable industry in hot water - again.
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  • 6 January 2012 -
    Consolidated West Australian public utilities administration a good move - as long as it is quick.
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Energy safety report on solar panels raises concerns about EnergySafety.

A report released today on ‘Electrical safety of grid-connected solar installations in Western Australia' suggests reasons for concern about a high proportion of non-compliant solar panel installations in Western Australia has both been welcomed but also strongly criticised by the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA -

Australian energy white paper only start of journey on clean energy
The Australian Federal Government has released the Draft Energy White Paper 2011 - Strengthening the Foundation for Australia's Energy Future ( that provides the Australian Government's "overview of Australia's future energy needs to 2030 and defines a ... strategic policy framework to guide the further development of Australia's energy sector."
No banks required - solar cuts four years of your mortgage.

With no prospect as yet of Australian Reserve Bank interest rate cuts announced on 6 December 2011 being passed on by home loan lenders, there is another way to reduce your mortgage according to the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA - 

Energised kids introduce their own clean energy future bills – the Boya.
A cool kind of money called the Boya that represents actions to achieve carbon reductions has been launched by its founders, the Maia Maia Project Emissions Reductions Currency System ( at the first participating school, Coolbinia Primary School in Perth, Western Australia.
Australian report reveals a start of the switch from coal to renewables.

The latest Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics' (BREE) annual publication, Major Electricity Generation Projects, released today (16 November 2011) shows the transformation of Australia's energy mix has begun, with 36 per cent of the committed new investment in gas and 41 per cent in wind.

APEC declaration means fossil fuel subsidies soon to run on less than the smell of an oily rag
The 19th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii yesterday (14 November 2011) adopted a declaration to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies and reducing tariffs on green goods.
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