Greenbank Environmental

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Hello from the Greenbank Environmental team and welcome to our new blog.

We will be putting out short pieces every fortnight on energy/carbon related matters with a bent towards sustainability and the environment. The posts will be aimed at those who may have a potential personal and/or business interests in this area but are not necessarily across the detail.

Our aim primarily is to inform and build up the reader’s knowledge in this critical emerging space in posts that while stand alone, also form a coherent picture of the energy/carbon landscape.

We will start with the basics of energy/electricity, give you some facts, look at the various market based mechanisms around renewable energy and energy efficiency (Greenbank core business) and then launch into all matters relating to the carbon price and what it will mean for all of us to operate in a low carbon economy.

After the introduction of the carbon price in July this year, we will focus our posts on the key areas of innovation, technology, skills and community acceptance in the context of business opportunities in a low carbon economy.

We hope you enjoy our blog!

at 26 June 2014   by ben

Palmer United Party delivers on Renewable Energy Target

Full media release can be found here The REC Agents Association (RAA)  – a national industry body for companies trading in renewable energy certificates – has welcomed the Palmer United Party’s support for the Renewable Energy Target. “Mr Palmer’s announcement is great news for the 15,000 Australians working in the solar industry, as well as […]

at 14 May 2014   by ben

Update on Federal Budget and Review of Renewable Energy Target

Federal Budget Last night’s Federal Budget confirmed the Government will not be proceeding with the Million Solar Roofs Program. This is is extremely disappointing. The Government originally committed in Opposition to provide rebates of $1,000 to low income earners to help them install solar hot water or solar panels. This was halved just before the […]

at 14 May 2014   by ben

Greenbank’s CEO Fiona O’Hehir’s presentation at the Solar 2014 Conference & Expo

Our CEO Fiona O’Hehir was invited by the Australian Solar Council to give a keynote presentation on how the Prolonged uncertainty is having a devastating impact across all environmental markets in Australia, in particularly the renewable energy markets, at the Solar 2014 Conference & Expo on Thursday the 8th of May 2014, please click here to […]

at 29 April 2014   by ben

RAA MEDIA RELEASE – Solar homes study shows lower income families are building Australia’s solar future

The full report can be found here A detailed analysis of solar installations in Australia has shown lower income families and regional communities are most likely to install solar. The report released today by the REC Agents Association (RAA), a national industry body representing firms that create and trade in renewable energy certificates, analyses the uptake of solar […]

at 14 April 2014   by ben

Update on Review of Renewable Energy Target

The 2014 Review of the Renewable Energy Target has begun, with the Australian Government releasing an Issues Paper, and calling for submissions by 16 May. You can find the Issues Paper here: I would encourage every company to put in a submission. It doesn’t have to be a lot of work. It can be a […]

at 14 April 2014   by ben

RAA Media release – The Facts About Solar

To view the full media release click here A new information portal has been launched by the REC Agents Association (RAA), highlighting key facts about solar. RAA is a national industry body for companies that create and trade in renewable energy certificates. Some Key Solar Facts Australians invested more than $1.7 billion in solar PV […]