Rio Tinto’s decision to part ways with coal chief represents a major shift in strategy by one of world’s largest coal miners, and industry itself.
Category: Smart Energy
Civil war has broken out in the fossil fuel industry as the incumbents fight over declining market share and plummeting prices. Climate concerns were never likely to shut down fossil fuel projects, but bad economics will. That’s good news for wind, solar and other renewables; and good news for the planet.
Technology entrepreneur Simon Hackett has a Tesla. Now he wants to take his Adelaide tech business off-grid, with the help of solar and Redflow energy storage.
Under the Dome, a documentary on pollution in China that has been viewed by more than 200 million people, could turn the tables against fossil fuels in the world’s biggest polluter. Merrill Lynch says the video could have as big an impact Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. Bad news for coal and oil; good news for solar, wind.
The land of loblolly pines, sweet tea and Bojangles is having its little heart blessed with a big photovoltaic jolt of renewable solar power.
Hydro Tas to trial home-grown portable hybrid renewable energy system combining wind, solar and storage to cut Flinders Island’s diesel habit by 60%.
Clean energy’s gains in technology and price offer hope and normalcy to those caught in strife and disaster, especially the world’s 50 million refugees.
Australia’s biggest two utilities have decided they want to own the rooftop solar on homes and business, and maybe the storage and EVs too. RE interviews the executives behind the strategies, and their attempts to switch from a centralised model to a distributed future.
EnergyAustralia parent company warns value of Australian generation assets ‘may be at risk’ if oversupply in wholesale electricity market continues.