Network operators still want to address the “death spiral” by penalising solar and battery storage with higher fees and tariffs. But they are doing nothing about the legacy costs of a super-sized and over-capitalised grid.
Category: Smart Energy
Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves what many are describing as one of the world’s major “carbon bombs”.
Tony Abbott has surrounded himself with nuclear advocates. This explains his antipathy towards wind and solar, but as the French government, and Australian nuclear technology developer Silex are discovering – it’s a dead end. It’s time for Abbott to dump his unstated nuclear fantasies.
Silex Systems decided in June to dump its solar business to focus on nuclear. But now the nuclear industry has dumped Silex.
Rio Tinto is no longer really a diversified mining and energy conglomerate. It is now more than ever a giant iron ore mining company.
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?