With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
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US EV and battery maker says mass-market Model 3 electric sedan on schedule to begin production in July.
As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.
German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.
Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.
Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.
Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.
This year, the retail part of the electricity sector will be getting lots of official attention. Deservedly so, because the “cheap offers” are no longer so cheap.
Queenslanders would pay much less for power if the generation sector was split up. The use, or non-use, of the Wivenhoe pumped hydro storage facility illustrates why.
Australia can be the energy capital of Asia, but policy vandalism by the Coalition government means we have lost our ranking in top 10 renewable investment countries.
Coalition isn’t really interested in funding new coal fired power stations, it wants to destroy investment in renewable energy and agencies responsible for driving the transition away from coal.