Gas and coal producers are profiting from the “scarcity” created by the Callide explosion and the early winter sunsets. Will Angus Taylor claim responsibility?
Here’s some new scenarios for 100 per cent renewables. We will need more wind than solar, but gas won’t be needed if we have green hydrogen.
Taxpayer funded Kurri Kurri gas plant will help give Snowy Hydro dominance of the NSW, Victoria and South Australia markets. But will it protect it from battery storage?
An update of the 100 per cent renewable energy scenario, and some “gap analysis” is urgently needed for Australia’s energy transition.
I’ve seen lots of demergers and most have been more or less successful at creating value. AGL’s effort so far is a case study in how to stuff it up.
Japan accounts for about one third of Australia’s thermal coal and LNG exports, so if it goes green then Australia better have a plan.
Cheaper transport costs mean that green ammonia is likely to be a thing well before green hydrogen at large scale.
The federal government’s attempts to force new gas generation into NSW is a sign of just how badly it’s running energy policy. In truth, there is no real policy.
Once Asia’s economic super powers become convinced they don’t need fossil fuel imports, they will move in that direction.
Yallourn closure will be quickly followed by others, and Taylor’s response shows the Coalition government has nothing to offer and doesn’t even understand what’s happening.