First, the Coalition sought to deny that its climate policies would ever evolve into something that actually reduces emissions. Now, it is seeking to remove evidence that climate change is having any impact at all.
Engie reveals for first time that it is considering closure of Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria, the world’s most polluting power plant.
New report highlights how Labor states and territory have led the way on renewable energy, and why Coalition governments are not to be trusted on helping roll out large scale wind and solar.
Australian network operators have had an epiphany. The future lies in solar and storage and smart technologies, and the utilities have to cater for customer needs. But is too late?
It is hard to imagine a day when fossil fuels will be used sparingly. But with carbon now officially a liability, and renewables moving mainstream, chances are humanity can kick the habit much faster than previously thought possible.
Australian households will not just be supplying much of their own electricity consumption in the future. The combined capacity of their storage and solar will play a critical role in managing peak demand and grid security in an energy system that will look little like today’s.
Network operators are getting excited about the possibilities of solar and storage, and see their future in providing full service plans to consumers. This terrifies gentailers, who argue network monopolies should be ring-fenced from the market. It promises to be a huge battle.
South Australia network operator to subsidise installation of 100 Tesla and Samsung batteries in Adelaide suburb to show how solar and storage can save on network costs. It is the biggest trial of its type in Australia and could signal the future of network management.
Extraordinary new CSIRO report designed to guide business through future challenges focuses almost entirely on fossil fuels. Even its “lean and clean” scenario relies on CCS, while its nightmarish “weathering the storm” scenario celebrates fact there will still be demand for Australian coal.
A new study has confirmed what Malcolm Turnbull always knew to be true: that Direct Action has serious flaws and is largely spending money on projects that were going ahead anyway, delivering “windfall rents” to project developers.
Labor and the Coalition agree on one thing – they hate the Greens; close poll means Turnbull will still be shackled to hard right; South Australia shows it’s possible to close down coal; and Tasmania reaps the benefit of closing down fossil fuels.