Pitching Tasmania as a ‘renewable energy engine’ for the nation is probably clever politics , but the main problem is that it’s simply fanciful.
Category: Australian Federal Government
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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.
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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.”
A year ago, NSW was considered the worst place to invest in wind and solar energy in the country. Now the Coalition state government has a plan that could rival Labor states in its ambition.
Nano-Nouvelle says lithium-ion battery boosting technology is ready for use on commercial battery production lines.
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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.
New poll reveals most people – including Coalition voters – not buying Turnbull govt anti-renewables rhetoric, want more ambitious action.