University of South Australia team says its own R&D – and that of many others – on renewable heat-to-power technology will slash industrial gas use by up to 80%.
Manufacturers urged to switch to solar and other technologies, and make some easy gains with some simple energy efficiency measures, in major new joint report.
Westpac says at least 20 big companies are tendering for wind and solar plants as they look to bypass soaring grid costs and look for self-generation.
Solar is expected to be a $US1 trillion market within five years, driven by EV uptake, micro-grids and corporate purchases, and as unsubsidised solar and storage reaches cost parity with the grid in most major markets.
Korean Zinc refiner says 116MW solar plant it’s building near Townsville will underpin the expansion of its north Queensland operations.
Just how long can the Australian government and gas industry continue the charade that there might be a solution to surging domestic gas prices? It beggars belief that business is not following lead of households and smaller commercial users and investing in cheap and cleaner alternatives for power and heat.
Australia’s debate about energy costs has been framed around reports that are either ignorant or deliberately pessimistic about the cost of renewable energy alternatives. But a whole series of events is now causing industry to think differently.
Dow Chemical, one of world’s biggest industrial energy consumers, signs more deals to power its manufacturing facilities with renewable energy.
Who is responsible for climate change? New study identifies the top 90 producers of industrial carbon emissions