A more consumer friendly approach to connect renewables to the grid is the ambition of the new suite of guidelines being developed by Energy Networks Australia.
The current chaos around climate and energy policy brings to mind George Santayana’s caution that: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. That is exactly what we are witnessing.
Conservatives says new report on battery storage is just “eco-evangelism”. This is what chief scientist Alan Finkel said in response.
It’s time for governments to get serious about helping everyone to join the energy transition, not just the most affluent.
The CET has become another political stick to beat the government with. To be more accurate, it’s a stick with which the Coalition beats itself.
Developers of wind and solar projects may try and accelerate their projects to get in in front of the proposed generator reliability obligation.
While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.
Early action on transmission should be at the top of the new Energy Security Board’s agenda if we are to connect enough wind and solar and hydro to replace retiring coal generators.
Australia is lucky enough to have some of the best energy resources in the entire world. But despite our natural advantages power prices have more than doubled in a decade.
The NEM has failed. Its very narrow economic objective was to provide low prices, reliable and safe energy, and to act in the long term interests of consumers. It hasn’t.