Frydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants.
In the second part of the series on the crisis besetting the NEM in eastern Australia, Mike looks at the tightening balance of supply and demand.
Federal Labor has backflipped on its renewable energy target backflip, with leader Bill Shorten insisting party still committed to 50% by 2050.
Coalition’s “clean coal” plant would be costlier and dirtier than alternatives, and on top of that would require billions of dollars of government indemnities and guarantees.
Wind power has briefly supplied 52.1% of total power generation on a US grid connecting 14 south-western states – a new record for North America.
Coal dependent NSW, Queensland and Victoria facing biggest rises in electricity costs, possibly more than 20 per cent based on recent prices.
Existing gas generation in South Australia is expensive, inefficient, highly polluting, and controlled by just two market players. Battery storage is a smarter and cheaper option.
Australia’s premier financial regulatory body has delivered a stark warning to the country’s politicians, saying that climate change already poses “system-side” financial risks.
The rules of Australia’s energy markets were written at a time when coal and gas were the only major options.
Queensland’s 25MW Barcaldine solar farm has been bought by one of Europe’s leading solar infrastructure investment teams, Foresight Group.
Origin Energy reveals its latest PPA as a 200MW project that’s being built by a former coal man in Port Augusta.
China-based solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar can no longer call itself the world’s leading solar PV supplier.
Report out of India suggests it could be completely coal free by 2050, with no need to build another coal power plant after 2025 as renewables and energy storage get cheaper.
No doubt the competition is fierce, but this could be the dumbest thing ever written by a Murdoch employee on climate change.
Fremantle-based Ecocentric Energy joins forces with CSIRO to fast-track commercialisation of “electrical fingerprint” technology.
An in depth analysis of Australia’s energy challenge, and South Australia’s in particular. All existing models are out of date.
The state that gave us new EPA chief Scott Pruitt and fellow climate denier James Inhofe just saw temperatures near 100ºF in the dead of winter.
Falling solar costs deflate Japanese solar panel manufacturers, boost prospects for India market. China moves forward on carbon market.
The coal taunting incident in Parliament seems to reveal a new dimension to the climate debate in Australia, one that goes beyond denialism and political culture.
Guidelines on battery storage installation delayed after concern they amounted to effective ban on lithium-ion devices inside homes.