As federal parliament prepares to undertake yet another review of Australia’s future energy system needs, experts explain why new baseload is not one of them.
Green Energy Markets
New analysis warns lower electricity prices caused by “tidal wave” of new wind and solar investment could push multiple coal plants into early retirement.
New analysis suggests Queensland could complete shift to 100 per cent renewable electricity in 15 years, with more than enough wind and solar PV in the pipeline.
New analysis from Green Energy Markets finds Queensland on track to meet just 37.5% renewables by 2030, falling well short of state government’s 50% goal.
Solar Citizens calls on Queensland government to embrace wind and solar to unlock more than 50,000 new jobs and take the state past 90% renewables.
Australia’s rooftop solar market charts second-highest month in April 2020 with 237MW new capacity. But analysts expect a Covid-19 drop-off to hit in May.
Rooftop solar installs enjoy another record month in March, but delay in registrations may hide the impact of Covid-19 as pandemic clouds future.
Green Energy Markets counts 10,000MW of new renewables under construction in Australia – thanks largely to state government policies – but the bigger states lag behind the pace.
Australia’s booming rooftop solar market on track to deliver more than 2GW of capacity in 2019, and enough to replace Liddell coal plant by its closing date of 2022.
Solar’s record-breaking 2018 is expected to continue into 2019, with forecasts of another 3GW-plus to be added in utility-scale solar alone, putting solar PV on track to deliver 10% of NEM demand by 2020.