Climate change itself holds significant risks for the electricity sector. The longer we put off action, the higher the costs will be.
Category: Smart Energy
Many people are interested in the idea of going off-grid. But what should they consider before making that decision.
Don’t laugh, that’s the serious scenario painted by the CSIRO in its future grid forum, and it may be incredibly conservative. One thing we do know is that the future won’t look like the past, and up to half the country’s electricity will be produced on-site. And electricity won’t be any more expensive than it is now.
Abbott government flags new energy white paper. Hopefully, it will look beyond the three technologies that dominated the last 50 years: coal, gas and hydro.
CEO of Europe’s second largest utility says renewables to take biggest chunk of energy market and energy companies will need to get closer to customers.
Japan emerges as hot-spot for energy storage projects, as utilities and technology companies turn to battery-based solutions to cope with surge in solar PV.
Black coal generators in NSW and Queensland are running at lower capacity than wind farms due to falling demand as consumers turn to efficient devices.
Looking back at the World Bank’s one and only 1959 nuclear project, it’s hardly surprising it finds renewable energy a far more attractive investment.
In the face of budget cuts, ARENA’s Industry Program is targeting the development of renewable energy projects to supply Australia’s mining industry; a major growth opportunity for the renewables sector, and a chance for miners to save cash and cut emissions.
A push to get Norway’s $720bn sovereign wealth fund to invest in renewable energy could have far-reaching effects on the global energy market.