Coal’s long term prospects do not look good in the US, or for that matter anywhere else
Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.
Queenslanders would pay much less for power if the generation sector was split up. The use, or non-use, of the Wivenhoe pumped hydro storage facility illustrates why.
Market operator report into NSW heatwave shows once again that it is failing fossil fuel plants that is putting energy security at risk.
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.
Frydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants.
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.
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.
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.
With Hazelwood set to close, Andrews government unveils $5m scheme to install solar PV, hot water at 1,000 Latrobe Valley homes.