No new gas is needed for electricity generation under any of AEMO’s ISP scenarios, and wind and solar power is assumed to provide more than 100 per cent power.
Experience with Australia’s current small fleet of pumped hydro power stations suggests a fleet of smaller projects might be a better idea than the massive Snowy 2.0 scheme.
Tens of thousands of Victorians were left without power over the long weekend as the distribution network struggled with blistering temperatures, reigniting fears about the stability of our energy system.
Only the wilfully ignorant or blind could pretend Australia will achieve its emissions target under the Paris Agreement with no more than a pro rata reduction in electricity emissions.
The recent performance of wind and solar in South Australia – 63 per cent of consumption – dispels a few myths around renewables and makes a nonsense of the proposed National Energy Guarantee.
Report says emissions have fallen after Hazelwood closure, but finds It hard to think of a more expensive & unreliable way to achieve reliable and affordable energy than prolonging the life Liddell coal generation.
Policy responses to high electricity prices should pay more attention to how consumers can be helped to use less electricity
The rules of Australia’s energy markets were written at a time when coal and gas were the only major options.
Last Wednesday around 90,000 homes and businesses in South Australia were deliberately disconnected from the electricity grid for up to an hour. So why did it actually happen?
Record output from wind and hydro in October nearly matches brown coal for first time, as new data highlights how quickly renewables could reduce emissions.