The Baillieu government’s planning laws to restrict wind farm development pose a barrier to achieving national renewable energy goals.
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A Thai engineer is developing small, light wind turbines to suit the nation’s low wind speeds. But will Thailand, and others, recognise the benefits?
$7.3bn private equity fund Denham Capital has invested $75m in 1GW of Australian wind projects, attracted by wind energy generation that is cheaper than that from new-build fossil fuels. Meanwhile, CSIRO spin-off Windlab Systems seeks its growth opportunities abroad, where policy matches demand.
The latest Cedex report finds the total amount of electricity supplied by Australia’s coal-fired generators at its lowest level in the history of the NEM. But while the report links the introduction of the carbon price to falling emissions and rising renewables output, the reduced demand for coal looks more like the new normal.
BNEF report finds falling renewables costs will see clean energy account for up to 74% of new global capacity by 2030, despite current market glut.
New report reaffirms anti-wind propaganda such as that spread by Sarah Laurie might cause greater health impacts than wind farms themselves.
A new report concludes a combination of industry trends will soon make offshore wind cost competitive with other generation sources in many markets.
Two eye-popping graphs chart the extreme plunge in solar PV module prices since 2008, and the not quite so extreme drop in wind turbine prices.
Germany’s first offshore windfarm pilot project, Alpha Ventus, yielded 15.3% more power in 2012 than was originally forecast.
New research from UNSW shows that a medium-level carbon price of between $50-$100 would be sufficient to see all fossil-fuelled power stations in Australia’s National Electricity Market phased out and replaced ‘economically and reliably’ with commercially available renewable energy technologies.
Global investment bank Citigroup says the impacts of the shale gas boom on wind and solar have been grossly overplayed. Shale gas won’t kill renewables, but it could tag along for the ride, playing a critical role in bringing the era of baseload generation to a close.
Planned transmission infrastructure upgrades will allow South Australia to export more wind power and Victoria to use less fossil fuel.
We now know that renewables can not only supply all of Australia’s electricity, but do it cheaper than coal and gas. Will policymakers catch on?
Independent assessment of Australia’s biggest wind farm finds it is operating well within the state’s strict limitations on noise.