NSW and Queensland – which still own their networks – block reforms that could lower network costs. Meanwhile, Finkel sings praises of pumped hydro and household battery storage to COAG energy ministers.
Category: Queensland Government
Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia. And the consumer pays, and pays.
Federal and Queensland environment ministers say “significant progress” being made on protecting, improving health of Great Barrier Reef.
QUT to test Sumitomo CPV solar technology for Qld climate, with view to add redox flow battery storage “in due course.”
Coalition campaign against state-based renewables targets – and the deployment of its most potent weapon, policy uncertainty – has reached new heights over the past couple of months. Could Turnbull trump Abbott?
Putting aside its support for coal mining, the Queensland government has done a huge service to clean energy with its RET draft report, which smashes so many renewables myths it’s hard to know where to start.
Solar will rival coal as the biggest source of electricity supply by 2030 under the scenarios outlined by the state’s expert panel on the 50% renewable target.
Queensland panel says 50% renewables by 2030 not just doable, it will be “cost neutral” to consumers and won’t affect reliability. It maps out three scenarios that will add more than 6,000 jobs, more than $5bn to state economy and cost a fraction of Coalition forecasts.
Green groups say latest Queensland govt move to fast-track Carmichael coal mine development “indefensible” and “reckless.”
Qld Court of Appeal sides against climate and with Rinehart, state govt, who argue coal from other mines would substitute environmental damage of Alpha if it didn’t go ahead.