Facebook conversation about jobs, renewables, etc...
A friend of mine posted on Facebook tonight - He asked: "Can Australia afford to go green and can we afford it with jobs disappearing at a rate of knots." To which I replied...
China's high-speed rail network
While we in Australia continue our perennial debate over high-speed rail between Melbourne and Sydney, China’s network continues to grow at approximately 8km every day – which feels almost as fast as
30 MW Solar farm near Kerang approved
Great news! Okay let's do a quick comparison. This project against another new power station - the Mortlake Gas-fired power station.
Weekly Times report
Dear mainstream media.
I have to admit. I've had a gutfull of your relentless "AWU scandal" investigating/exposing/reporting/repeating. Instead - I challenge you to have the same amount of passion for truth in the name of public interest to investigate, report, and expose
The rise and fall of big dumb 5kW household solar electricity systems in Vic, and where to from here
In 2010 & 2011 it was easy. Victorian households installing solar could get a contract that would not only pay at least 60c for every kWh sold to the grid, but the contract would be locked in till 2024.
Why stop at 100% renewable Australia?
A recent conversation I had in China with a very switched-on solar company representative turned up a very interesting question.
The coming fight over solar growth and solar rights
There are 1.5 MILLION solar powered homes in Australia now, out of 8 million in total. All have invested $thousands on their system, and most have based their purchase on the returns available through lowering their bills from energy saving and rebat
Solar purchase timing and paybacks
A solar question I often get is "So, am I better off buying now, or waiting a few years for the price of solar to come down & the price of power to go up?"
Sustainable House Day 2012 - Photos
Check out all the photos taken during this year's SHD