As Queensland prepares to vote in the state election on Saturday, we look at what’s at stake for the renewables industry – particularly if Labor loses.
The Turnbull Coalition government unveils its new energy policy.
Andrews government unveils first of renewable energy auctions – for 650MW of wind and solar – and announces two new big solar farms, the 100MW Bannerton Solar Park near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district, and the 38MW Numurkah Solar Farm near Shepparton.
South Australia government chooses solar tower and storage for its power needs, after SoalrReserve wins tender for baseload power with $78/MWh for 150MW plant in Port Augusta. South Australia suggests it is beginning of the end for coal.
Big energy retailers didn’t so much blink, as wink in face of Turnbull’s “eyeballing” episode. Here’s why they will be high fiving each other in the Qantas lounge at Canberra airport.
In Australia, as in the US, the right-wing still doesn’t understand the significance of “clean”, and don’t accept renewables could be cheaper, smarter and more reliable than coal, gas and nuclear plants. And they’re not giving up without a fight, confected moral outrage, and lies.
New Australia-wide standard gives networks power to limit size of household solar systems – and could push up prices for AC-coupled battery storage products from Tesla, Enphase, Selectronic and others.
Global battery storage companies prepare to fight proposed Australian standards that could effectively ban battery storage from homes and garages, and put major dent into Australia’s claims of being first mass-market for the technology.
Coal-dependent NSW faces rolling blackouts on Friday as temperatures soar to 45C, after similar problems in renewable-rich South Australia. But the biggest problem is that we get dumb politics, and a dumb grid because of it.
With no economic option to clean it up, and no buyer, the French owner of Victoria’s Hazelwood coal power plant has confirmed it will close in March 2017. Engie also looking to sell Loy Yang B coal plant, and WA Kwinana gas station, as it transitions to low-carbon generation.
AGL Energy taps two govt-owned funds for new renewables investment vehicle it will use to defray costs of developing new projects.