Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
A new report charts the incredible cleantech opportunities that represent the upside of coal's demise. But has Australia already missed the boat? One Aussie manufacturer matching it with the Germans in solar-battery technology shows all is not lost.
According to promoters of uranium mining stocks we can soon expect a huge boom in nuclear power because there's so many power projects 'planned' to be built. Based on that logic you might be surprised to learn what it means for solar and wind power.
The poster child for cleantech in this country, Ceramic Fuel Cells, has recently gone into administration due to financial difficulties and it doesn’t surprise me at all. The technology can't match it with a combination of solar, wind, batteries and heat pumps.
In this video interview with Siemens' Energy Chief Technology Officer, he enthusiastically outlines how a range of technologies including energy storage, LED lighting, solar, more efficient homes, computing power, smart grids, CCS, and wind can lower our carbon footprint while enriching our lives.