Company hopes to repair cracks in the embankment next to the Yallourn mine by the middle of next week, but didn’t reveal plans for river diversion.
AusNet says customers in the Dandenong Ranges may be without power for more than three weeks following storms on June 9.
The declaration will allow EnergyAustralia to urgently divert the Morwell River away from the Yallourn coal mine, which is at high risk of flooding.
Solar developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures will build its first battery in Australia with a hybrid solar-storage power plant near Dalby in southern Queensland.
Renewables achieved record share of global electricity production in 2020, but fossil fuels still supply 80% of world’s energy needs – the same as 10 years ago.
Australia has huge pipeline of green hydrogen projects, but subsidies will be needed to bring cost down to targeted $A2 per kilogram.
EVs could supply three times Germany’s peak demand by 2040 if every one was fitted with vehicle-to-grid technology, says BloombergNEF.
Acitivists say they are “dumbfounded” by the WA government’s decision to approve the plan, saying it also ignores scope 3 emissions.
NSW coal mining industry could disappear entirely by as early as 2042, while EV take-up could hit 5 million registered vehicles by 2050s.
Ampol shareholders likely to get big payments following Morrison government’s massive fossil fuel subsidy for oil refiners.