First big solar and storage plant fires up at WA copper mine, and other miners are keen to follow suit to reduce crippling cost of diesel.
Category: Smart Energy
PV and wind will be dominate the renewable energy transition because there isn’t time for another low-emission technology to catch them before they saturate the market.
Anyone parroting the mantra that ‘coal is the lowest cost source of electricity’ is clearly also putting a pretty low value on human life.
“Capacity payments” in the European utility industry today are looking more and more like subsidies to prop up a fading industry threatened by the rise of renewables.
In Tasmania, solar households are paid $60/MWh for exports back into the grid. In the recent energy crisis, Hydro Tasmania paid 20 times that price for dirty diesel.
CSIRO-developed air-con technology that uses solar thermal collectors to power energy efficient cooling will undergo 12 months testing at Ballarat shopping centre.
The future for big brown coal generators looks bleak if Victoria meets its ambitious renewable energy target. It could force the closure of Hazelwood before 2020.
Living in a gas rich nation at a time of a global supply glut should mean that the Australian consumer would have a plethora of choices for cheap supply. Not so.
India announces plans to cancel four proposed coal-fired power plants with combined capacity of 16GW, meaning more bad news for Australian thermal coal exporters.