New study by ANU suggested a 100% renewable energy grid, with 90% of electricity coming from wind and solar, will be cheaper than a coal or gas-fired system in Australia.
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By Giles Parkinson on 27 February 2017
By Giles Parkinson & Sophie Vorrath on 24 February 2017
Global battery storage companies prepare to fight proposed Australian standards that could effectively ban battery storage from homes and garages, and put major dent into Australia’s claims of being first mass-market for the technology.
By Giles Parkinson on 23 February 2017
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused the Coalition government of policy vandalism on energy, and committed to an emissions intensity scheme that he insists will deliver Labor’s target of 50 per cent renewables in the country’s electricity system by 2030. In a landmark speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in Sydney on Thursday, Shorten said Australia should […]
By Giles Parkinson on 22 February 2017
CSIRO says no technical barriers to 100% renewables, and levels of up to 30% should be considered “trivial” as other energy experts reject conservative attachment to “baseload” fossil fuels.
By Giles Parkinson on 21 February 2017
Developers of solar tower and storage technology lays down challenge to proposed new “clean” coal plants, saying their technology wins on price, flexibility, fuel costs and emissions.