WA’s Ten Mile Lagoon wind farm facility reached the end of its design life last year with fears that blades and integral parts will not be replaced.
The “hidden cost” for conventional power plants in Texas is 17 times more than wind. So…what does the fossil fuel industry have to say about that?
RET Review submission by NSW renewables company Epuron points out why Joe Hockey’s ‘utterly offensive’ wind turbine comments were particularly out of line.
The fossil fuel lobby has played the joker in its pack. Even after assuming the improbable – that renewable costs would be double even conservative estimates – they conclude that the RET is costing households $1 a week. And that’s even before calculating the benefits.
Greens leader says conservative forces behind Abbott determined to kill renewable industry, and “appeasement” will not save the sector, but ambition might.
If Tony Abbott wants to cripple Australia’s renewable energy industry, as many suspect, he can do so without doing anything at all. That’s because the removal of the carbon price could make long-term financing unfeasible, even if the renewables target is unchanged.
One of the tragedies of Australia’s large scale renewable energy industry is that it has an excellent policy in place. But such is the level of uncertainty about the future of that policy, the industry cannot move forward.