The market operator seems happy to let the blame for the South Australia blackout fall on wind energy, but questions about its own role are warranted, particularly because it seems to have totally ignored a report prepared a decade ago that envisaged a similar scenario.
Australian Federal Government
CEFC CEO Oliver Yates to retire after overseeing $2.3bn in investments and steering Australia’s renewables industry through extended periods of policy uncertainty.
Coalition campaign against state-based renewables targets – and the deployment of its most potent weapon, policy uncertainty – has reached new heights over the past couple of months. Could Turnbull trump Abbott?
An Australian is to take charge of the troubled $100 billion Green Climate Fund, in a move that indicates Australia is not completely out of touch on climate change and renewable energy. But is it developing one language on climate for the international stage, and another for the toxic and partisan domestic market?
South Australia’s energy minister has slammed Coalition’s proposed reboot of Northern coal-power plant as “uninformed and baffling.”
Greens win bid for Senate Committee to investigate potential for a battery storage “boom” in Australia, to boost renewables and the resilience of the grid.
IEA report says energy efficiency a huge investment opportunity, and growing rapidly, but must be ramped up to avoid dangerous climate change.
Queensland panel says 50% renewables by 2030 not just doable, it will be “cost neutral” to consumers and won’t affect reliability. It maps out three scenarios that will add more than 6,000 jobs, more than $5bn to state economy and cost a fraction of Coalition forecasts.
Trudeau has decided to leave climate policy to the provinces, while forcing them to act. Is this state-based approach a model for Australia?
Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Turnbull intervention into energy debate is a “worrying sign” and suggests Coalition could be using South Australia to weaken confidence in renewable energy investment.