Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.
Category: Queensland Government
The Coalition’s attack on renewables is being undone by the soaring electricity prices in fossil-fuel dependent Queensland. What is it that the general public appears knows about renewables and electricity prices that so many in the conservative side of politics, including federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg, do not?
Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.
The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland, after a seven-week review process.
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.
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.