ATA report finds 100% renewable grid would be reliable and stable, with appropriate mix of generation sources, energy storage and upgraded infrastructure.
Now that our rooftop solar industry has matured, we need to reconsider the purpose of FiTs and align them with our goals for the electricity system in the future.
QUT engineers mimic the design of a fly’s eye to create a nano-material that could significantly boost solar cell efficiency.
AEMO report cites future of gas-powered electricity generation as “greatest variable” in fortunes of Australian gas industry.
BHP Billiton electricity supply agreement with existing NSW gas generator could open the path for the much touted solar tower and molten salt storage project.
Report finds Australia’s shift to renewables, in line with its climate targets, would require significant inter-regional transmission upgrades, including a second link between Victoria and Tasmania by 2025.
Origin Energy plans to float upstream oil and gas business, to focus on CSG and energy markets. Stopped short of fossil fuel exit.
CSIRO and network lobby says completely decarbonised grid by 2050, mostly wind and solar and homes and businesses providing half of all needs, will save $100 billion in capital savings, one-quarter off customer bills, and deliver system security. Say goodbye to fossil fuels.
CSIRO and networks body put a lie to the conservative campaign against wind and solar, saying Australia could reach renewable energy levels in the high 90 per cent by 2050 and South Australia could reach 80 per cent by 2036 without affecting reliability, or increasing costs.
Proposal for 2000km sub-sea cable to export solar power from Pilbara and Kimberley to Indonesia described as financially viable, possible within decade.