Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.
The amount of coal-fired power plants under development dropped dramatically in 2016.
350.org Australia today announced the launch of a #StopAdani Roadshow.
New report highlights measure taken to protect NSW grid from potential failure of Queensland’s most modern coal plant. South Australia may well wonder: why not us?
Weekend tweets between tech billionaires and Australian political leaders should finally make clear to politicians, regulators and media that fossil fuels not the answer to Australia’s so-called energy crisis, but wind, solar and battery storage clearly are.
AEMO says legacy coal plants may not be fit for purpose for the current energy transition, and has pleaded for faster and more forward-looking decisions on critical rule changes needed to deal with new technologies.
New study suggests biggest threat to Australia’s energy security comes not from wind and solar, but from the control settings of coal and gas plants. It’s a revelation that should turn the debate around renewables vs fossil on its head.
As renewables were again, somehow, blamed for an explosion and outages at South Australia’s Torrens Island gas plant over the weekend, the Coalition was busy taking its coal power campaign to new levels of stupidity. Facts don’t matter any more.
Jillian Broadbent says backing large-scale energy storage a key focus for CEFC in 2017 in a high renewable grid. No mention of clean coal.