Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.
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 first large scale wind farm in Queensland gets financial backing and will begin construction next month.
Wind and solar may be currently leading the way in Australia’s renewable energy race, but there’s another contender lurking in the nation’s oceans.
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.
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 failure of a gas generator in Western Australia affected more people for a longer period than an outage in South Australia last year. So where were the Murdoch headlines?
The era of solar and wind storage is already here, with Windlab to begin construction of world-leading wind-solar-battery storage complex in north Queensland.