Tasmania may be experiencing a long term shift in precipitation of the ilk seen in south-western Western Australia over the last 50 years.
As the cheapest of the current grid connected renewable generation sources, wind attracts more than its share of commentary.
Carbon pricing provided a glimpse of the opportunity of Tasmanian to became a major export of clean electricity in a carbon constrained world.
The carbon tax did achieve very substantial reductions in emissions across the sectors to which it applied.
Odds are firming that we will smash previous records with an unprecedented rise in our electricity sector emissions, by around 9% this financial year.
Absent the carbon price, we need to mitigate the temptation to repay borrowings of future emissions with the dirtiest energy generation on the market.
Judging by the hype surrounding the US shale-gas revolution, you might guess natural gas was a sure-fire solution. It’s not.
With the uncertainty in carbon pricing hydro operators have had every incentive to sell as much power as soon as possible.
Greg Hunt claims carbon pricing should go because it is ineffective, but data shows carbon pricing has helped reduce emissions by 11% in 2 years.
Electricity demand is collapsing and the industry is heading towards chaos. The death spiral may have already begun.