In 2019 construction commitments to large wind and solar farms in Queensland completely dried-up, killing more than 1,000 jobs along the way.
An unlikely alliance of the federal minister and his Victoria counter-part pushes for Australia’s reliability standard to be tightened further. It makes no sense.
Coalition ministers have been keen to promote the results from BAEconomics’ theoretical modelling exercise, but ignoring what is happening in the real world.
If you think a Labor win will end the climate and renewables scare campaign, think again. But there’s hope, in the form of a new, open economic modelling platform.
Over just two summers, both the amount of energy lost since Hazelwood’s closure, and the capacity it provided during peak demand, have been replaced largely by wind and solar.
Renewable energy broke through the 20% market share threshold in 2018, for the first time since the 1970s. Meanwhile, coal and gas generation continued to fall.
Are we on the verge of too much solar? Probably, yes, if you’re the existing owner of an electricity generator. But probably not for everyone else. And certainly not if you are concerned about global warming.
Renewables are bringing down spot and futures prices, proving that Malcolm Turnbull was effectively deposed on a political lie.
Here are five ways the the NEG will penalise consumers, particularly those with rooftop solar. If it all sounds like it can’t possibly be true, it is. But it can be fixed.
One-third through 2018 and we’ve chalked up 100MW+ new rooftop solar every single month. But how long can the solar boom last?