Victoria flags “go-it-alone” strategy on network upgrades, as it seeks to solve grid bottlenecks that are hurting and delaying large scale wind and solar projects.
A record July for wind power has helped the combined output of “new renewables” – wind and solar – to reach a new peak for the month.
South Australia hailed as an example to the world of how grids can move beyond “baseload” and transition to low emissions grid dominated by renewables.
Solar industry says Victoria rebate scheme is a disaster as August quota exhausted – concert ticket-style – in just 90 minutes, confirming fears the government scheme is strangling the market.
Tesla says new “megapack” battery unit will allow deployment of “gigawatt” scale storage in a matter of months – cheaper, cleaner and quicker than gas generators.
NSW poised to overtake South Australia in wind and solar output volume, and to fill in gap created by Liddell.
NT government throws its backing behind world-leading 10GW solar proposal, and gives it “major project status”.
Analyst says federal election critical to fate of large scale solar industry in Australia, and raises prospects of carbon credits playing a role in funding.
A new super-group of seasoned global warming deniers and ex mining chiefs has formed to lobby for Australia’s withdrawal from Paris accord.
Victoria Coalition proposes support for brown coal generators and a tender for new “24/7” power source. But the numbers don’t make sense.