Oil companies like Shell have unique skills that make them ideally placed to help build the energy world of the future. Yet they seem unable to look beyond their own interests.
Category: Smart Energy
Tesla confirms April 30 date for unveiling of battery storage devices for homes and grid, to be produced at company’s new gigafactory.
Sydney storm has made us realise how much we rely on electricity for so many things and how much we take it for granted.
Fossil fuel companies should be factoring in the risk of a climate change-driven ‘black swan event’ – such as the sudden and complete transformation of the global energy market, or a decision to cap global emissions – as part of their basic business strategy, a new report has found.
Battery storage is already economic in some parts of the grid. That may also be the case for household and business consumers in Australia’s towns and cities.
Storage is seen as a key to reduce demand charges, and the anticipated boom in the electric vehicle market will transform the electricity sector.
Coal, the favourite commodity of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is having a bad week. A new report says 90 per cent of Australia’s reserves should stay in the ground if climate targets are to be met.
Up to 200,000 NSW customers face week-long blackouts because of the storms. This will likely accelerate push to battery storage, particularly for solar households that are also disconnected, and for those about to lose premium tariffs.
Alinta Energy has confirmed that its two ageing coal-fired power stations in Port Augusta will be shut down by 2030, with no plans yet to replace them.