Here’s the mail: The proposal by Hazelwood’s French owners to shut down Australia’s dirtiest brown coal generator has a very interesting back story…
French utility Engie follows French oil giant Total by moving into battery storage space with its 80% acquisition of California’s Green Charge Networks.
Engie, the owner of the dirty Hazelwood brown coal generator, launches an initiative to have 1,000GW of solar installed in the world by 2030. That would keep the world on track to meet its 2C target, and is the first big sign that the private sector will seek to deliver on the ambitious targets agreed in Paris.
Hazelwood owner promises no new coal-fired power stations, but NGOs say it would mean more if they closed the most polluting power station in developed world.
Engie, owner of Hazelwood brown coal generator, buys leading solar farm developer, declaring solar to be cleaner than coal and cheaper than nuclear. It says solar is the energy source of the future.
The owner of Hazelwood, Australia’s dirtiest coal fired power generator, issues a “call to arms” against coal, and also predicts a radical energy transition that will see half of all energy sourced from local wind and solar and battery storage.