Ideology rules as Coalition, One Nation and Xenophon use South Australia blackout as an excuse to launch new attack on wind and solar. Turnbull and Frydenberg repeat call for Labor states to cancel “unrealistic” renewable targets.
The impending closure of the big Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria could provide the impetus for the construction of the first large scale solar tower and storage project in Australia.
Wood Mackenzie estimates seaborne thermal coal use would have to fall by 40 per cent by 2035 to meet the 2° target.
With about 72 million tonnes of coal stockpiled at mines and power stations,enough fuel for over 50 days operation – and power demand growth running lower than forecast.
Over the last week, we have seen tiresome name calling return after the CCA report that suggested a fresh approach to these decisions and actions.
Australia has sought to water down climate declarations made through the Pacific Islands Forum.
CO2 emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in US will surpass those from burning coal – the globe’s chief climate polluter.
It’s hard to overstate the bizarre nature of the gas market in Australia.
India Government’s plan to dramatically expand coal power production is being buffeted by growing concern about worsening air quality, sluggish power demand.