The policy questions we ought to be asking now are not about how to preserve coal exports, but how Australia can replace those exports.
In the event of a total oil supply chain disruption, Australia’s economy could come to a sputtering halt in just over three weeks. So could renewable hydrogen be the answer?
Australia has the resource, our Asian neighbours and trading partners need it. The opportunity to store and ship renewable energy in bulk, liquid, transportable form exists now.
The latest AETA report highlights the fact that the current costs, cost reduction potential and value of CSP technology are not yet properly understood.
It’s been a year of mixed fortunes for concentrating solar thermal technologies, but we now have a better understanding of its enormous value.
The questions posed by the requirements of modern electricity markets should be about value, not cost. And some electrons are more valuable than others.
The challenges facing Solar Flagships are a function of our electricity market’s focus on cost of power rather than value.