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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
The designers of the scheme Labor has embraced to meet climate targets admit it is designed to promote gas, not wind or solar – even with a 50% emission reduction target.
Labor appears to have made huge backflip on renewables in effort to hide Bill Shorten’s hopeless attempts to defend the policy. Instead of a fixed target, they want to lump renewables into an emission trading scheme, which is more likely to bring new wind and solar to a halt.
The report by the Australian Energy Market Operator into the rolling blackouts or load shedding in South Australia last week reveal a sorry tale of bad management, lousy forecasts, dud software and failing fossil fuel plants.
The PM has a lot of solar and a lot of storage at his Point Piper home, and would need a lot more of both to go off grid. But would it be enough for the average household?
It now seems clear that rooftop solar played critical role in easing pressure on the grid during heatwave in eastern states, and moderating prices. But solar households got paid a pittance compared to the coal and gas generators.