With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
IEA makes mockery of Turnbull government’s renewable energy scare campaigns, saying that 60% of world’s electricity will come from renewable energy if climate targets are to be met.
The IEA has once again been accused of ignoring the reality of solar PV’s cost reduction and pace of installation in its latest report.
IEA says installed capacity of renewables has now overtaken coal, and sees no issues with high penetration of wind and solar with right policies.
BHP Billiton says wind and solar are heralding the “dawn” of an energy revolution. But a dawn is all it can see, because it predicts fossil fuels will still account for 80% of energy needs by 2040. Surely it’s time to get serious.
The attacks on solar by Craig Kelly, the new head of the Coalition’s environment and energy committee, know no bounds, and no facts. Here’s why his claims are rubbish.
In a year of record global growth, solar PV broke records in Australia in 2015 too, with biggest ever year for big solar helping to balance fall in rooftop market.
Last year, number of electric cars passed the one million threshold, meaning it is now the only technology sector on track to meet IEA’s 2C scenario.
Global energy emissions flat for second year in a row, as Australia’s energy emissions soar. Still, Malcolm Turnbull declares himself satisfied with the Coalition’s climate change policies.