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.
There is no single energy significant industry where electricity has gained market share in the past decade.
There are good reasons to think that the Liddell, Yallourn, Vales Point coal generators and a couple of coal units in Queensland could all close before 2030.
AGL and Origin have failed to really embrace decarbonisation as opportunity. They have chosen to ignore the low cost of wind and solar for the supply of bulk energy.
While the Morrison government buries its head in the sand, Shenzen shows the strong public commitment required to transition to electric transport fleets.
Fully operational wind and solar in Australia’s main grid will almost double from today’s level in three years, adding an average of more than 500MW a month.
The average “good” energy share in our random portfolio was up over 100% last year, and this performance has continued into January.
The era of cheap gas proves fleeting, with international gas prices surging back to record high levels.