Electrifying the transport sector is the best way to boost Australia’s energy security – think policies to increase EV uptake, not sourcing oil from the other side of the Pacific.
Australia’s dependence on imported oil – and federal government’s ongoing failure to minimise this through renewable and EV policies – in spotlight, after bombing of Saudi oil plant.
ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.
The proposed low emissions target is not a big vote winner for the Coalition, but doing nothing may well be a vote loser. These considerations may outweigh the risk of alienating its conservative rump and the coal lobby.
South Australia rules out “synthetic inertia” – and therefor battery storage – in its energy security target, in a move that could have huge implications for the owners and developers of current and upcoming wind and solar projects in the state.
CEFC sees limited role for gas generation in high renewables grid in Australia, due to competition from solar, high costs, and carbon risks.
With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
Hearing Josh Frydenberg putting forward a call for coal that seems to echo the Abbott rhetoric of a few short years ago will do nothing for energy investment. It’s surprising that the political instinct is so poor.
China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.
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.