AEMC’s fundamental blind spot on “environmental sustainability” is at the core of why the rule-maker is providing poor advice to COAG and why the system is failing.
In an embarrassing rebuff to the JBIC, an Indonesian administrative court has ruled a key environmental permit for a huge coal plant expansion was issued illegally.
The Trump administration, through the Department of Energy, has started withholding money for grants already approved by the agency.
Tasmania’s grand plans to spend $3 billion on pumped hydro and new links to become the “renewable battery” of Australia may be undone by the plunging cost of battery storage.
For utilities to have a chance at succeeding at the “brown to green” transition, a well thought out and highly flexible strategy will be fundamental.
Climate Council says weaning Australia from coal via increased reliance on gas won’t cut emissions, will push up power prices.
Acciona Energy breaks ground on Mt Gellibrand wind farm, a $258m project that was fast-tracked after winning a Victorian government tender.
As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?
Rocky Mountain Institute’s Amory Lovins says attempts to reboot coal and nuclear power like defibrillating a corpse: “it will jump but won’t revive.”
Based on reports, an infrastructure fund of Australia-based Macquarie Group has acquired a large solar portfolio from India’s Hindustan Power.
Rick Perry’s request for the DOE to investigate how federal subsidies boost one form of energy at the expense of baseload generation was clearly meant as a swipe at wind and solar energy resources.
As the cost of solar, storage and wind continue to fall, the pressure on utility business models and their so-called “parenting advantage” will increase significantly.
The fifth Emissions Reduction Fund auction was held on April 5–6. As forecast in our earlier auction outlook, results are a considerable step down from earlier auction events.
The most important impact of the crisis facing Toshiba and Westinghouse is the chilling effect it will have ‒ and is already having ‒ on the nuclear power industry.
China’s wind and solar industry is projected to expand fivefold by 2030. So what’s fuelling this historic shift?
While Turnbull pedals Australian coal as a solution to India’s electrification problems, study finds Mumbai could source half its peak power needs from rooftop solar.
Australian electricity prices have soared and emissions are still the highest in the developed world (behind Estonia). The way to get out of this mess might be energy auctions, if extending RET or carbon pricing are not options.
Some of Victoria’s key former gold and coal mining centres targeted by $1m fund to support development of community renewables, and solar and pumped hydro.
PM lambasted for “sucking up” to Adani during India visit, and putting coal exports ahead of the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia’s gas plants are too slow to react to 5-minute rule from standing start, so why stand in the way of fast-response technology such as battery storage?