Investing in local battery production and the use of renewables to power industry could drive a renaissance in Australia’s manufacturing sector.
The Australia Institute
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and Tesla lead call for energy market reforms to be accelerated to facilitate transition to renewables.
TAI report shows that as renewables flourish, total sent-out coal-fired power fell to below 66% of total generation and to less than 70% of grid-level generation, excluding rooftop solar.
A new research paper spells out benefits of a rapid coal phase-out and calls on governments to develop a plan for the transition.
Crucial National Electricity Market reforms face delays under pressure from large incumbent fossil fuel generators using Covid-19 as a cover to stymie progress.
Rooftop solar continues to drive coal out of the electricity market, as renewables surge to new record levels in Australia.
Latest report shows renewables, including rooftop solar, fell just a fraction short of a 25% share of Australia’s main grid in past 12 months.
Airlines may look to backtrack from commitments to cap greenhouse emissions at 2020 levels, as industry is slammed by the impacts of Covid-19.
A powerful emissions integrity committee slaps down coal industry calls for climate funds to be used for coal power station upgrades.
Latest National Energy Emissions Audits show large-scale renewables generation – increasingly big solar – still driving steady fall in electricity sector emissions, while a thriving rooftop PV market cancels out any increase in grid power consumption. But will the dearth of federal policy take a toll?