Newly completed Coonooer Bridge wind farm achieves capacity factor of nearly 50 per cent in the first full three months since it began operations.
Articles by Giles Parkinson
Giles Parkinson is a journalist of 30 years experience, a former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Financial Review, a columnist for The Bulletin magazine and The Australian, and the former editor of Climate Spectator.
The sharp spike in SA electricity prices this month certainly put the wind up renewable energy critics. But the really scary thing for the fossil fuel industry is that the price spikes don’t happen often enough. The media appears to have forgotten they used to occur every second day.
SunEdison Australia, the former Energy Matters business, to be sold to US manufacturing and logistics giant Flextronics, makers of Redflow batteries.
Biggest spike in electricity prices in South Australia in last week of June caused by failure of gas generation unit, regulator says.
South Australia’s conservative opposition said to be source of dodgy numbers behind The Australian’s erroneous front page story on wind energy in the state.
New analysis shows how gas generators cashed in on the recent big spikes in wholesale electricity prices in Australia. But they were not the only ones to benefit. The regulator is investigating to check that all is above board, but it’s complicated.
Australian Energy Markets Commission to review grid “system security” in light of increasing penetration of wind and solar, opening up a new battlefront between the powerful incumbent energy industry and the new technologies challenging their business models.
Wind investment in Australia rebounds to highest level since Coalition government elected, but solar investment falls to lowest levels since 2009.
Front page “exclusive” on The Australian about wind energy is so spectacularly wrong that it might make you laugh, were it not for the fact that so many conservatives swallow this tripe.
Regulator report highlights monopolistic gas industry behaviour SA trying to fight. And where did 3,200MW of coal capacity go?