Several Australian states are going it alone on the the energy transition, forced to act on renewables after the federal government effectively vacated the policy space.
Energy minister Angus Taylor says investment in renewable energy is not slowing down. This bold claim flies in the face of the evidence.
Mainstream media reporting about risks of blackouts is misleading and irresponsible, and could lead to costly “gold plating” of the generation sector.
A month into operation, the Tesla lithium-ion battery at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia is already providing essential grid services.
Many are now watching to see what impact the battery has on the SA electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.
With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
While we don’t know whether Hazelwood will close yet, we do know that Australia could easily replace the energy, and it could make a substantial difference to our carbon emissions.
With Labor promising half of Australia’s electricity will come from renewables in 2030, and the Coalition quick to reject carbon pricing again, it seems electricity prices are set to be a key point of contention in an Australian federal election yet again.
Storage is great for households, but could also be as important in the wider electricity network. Here’s how it could work.
The Victorian Essential Services Commission has proposed a reduction in the rate rooftop solar generators will receive for the electricity they supply to the grid.