No new coal plant made the Coalition’s shortlist for new generation, although Morrison has bowed to the far right and agreed to a feasibility study for Queensland coal plant.
Genex Power completes acquisition of 50MW Jemalong project in NSW, in bid to diversify, boost earnings, as flagship Kidston solar and pumped hydro storage project progresses.
Coalition gives green light and another $1.4 billion of taxpayer money to Snowy 2.0, but it will take a dramatic shift in renewables to make the project work.
Group of 45 researches and energy experts say quick transition to renewables is essential to slash emissions, but it needs a detailed plan, and rule changes.
Snowy 2.0 gets green light for exploratory works, amid concerns about the environmental impact on the Kosciuszko National Park, and “scepticism” from within Coalition ranks.
Genex starts early works on the 250MW pumped hydro component of its Kidston Renewable Energy Hub, to keep up momentum as it awaits financial close.
South Australia get more than 50 proposals for grid scale storage projects as the state looks to navigate path from 50 per cent towards 100 per cent renewables.
AGL unveils new pumped hydro proposal for NSW, and flags a new battery storage plan for households as it prepares for energy transition.
Sanjeev Gupta’s plans to combine solar, batteries and pumped hydro emerge as the biggest challenge to the coal industry’s hopes in the government tender for 24/7 power.
Major study from CSIRO and AEMO shows cost of new wind and solar – even with hours of storage – is “unequivocally” cheaper than coal.