Australia’s second big bank enters green bond market with $500m Westpac Climate Bond to finance a $1 billion clean energy, green building portfolio.
Category: Smart Energy
Engie reveals for first time that it is considering closure of Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria, the world’s most polluting power plant.
Sydney-based companies Wattwatchers, Solar Analytics picked for showcase of 100 breakthrough technologies and startups driving decarbonisation of global economy.
Assets that are already paid for, easily available and generally idle for periods of time are the fuel for disruption. And that includes electricity networks.
GVK reveals more losses, ballooning debt – and makes no mention of Galilee Basin coal projects.
It is hard to imagine a day when fossil fuels will be used sparingly. But with carbon now officially a liability, and renewables moving mainstream, chances are humanity can kick the habit much faster than previously thought possible.
Federal government has asked CSIRO to develop a “technology neutral” roadmap for a “low emissions” future by the end of the year, but is still struggling with the idea of a high renewables-penetration grid.
Australian households will not just be supplying much of their own electricity consumption in the future. The combined capacity of their storage and solar will play a critical role in managing peak demand and grid security in an energy system that will look little like today’s.
A Western Power survey has shown that an overwhelming majority its regional electricity customers were open to quitting the grid.