Australia’s future energy – clean renewables, not dirty nuclear or coal – theme for January 2017
Renewable energy transition is Australia’s future, whether Prime Minister Turnbull likes it or not.
Fossil fuel industries tell the Turnbull government what to think, and what to do. That’s why the government plans to axe the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
However, renewable energy IS happening in Australia. Renewables with energy storage, are here. Australia can get to zero emissions, as rooftop solar booms. Report finds 100% renewable grid plan“reliable, robust and stable” Energy expert Giles Parkinson has exposed the misinformation on rooftop solar and battery storage
While the Federal govt dithers, some States develop their own Renewable Energy Targets. Australia’s electricity industry strongly calls for a carbon price, and switch to clean energy. General Electric supports State-based renewable energy targets. EnergyAustralia is investing $1.5 billion in new wind and solar projects
This website continues to follow developments – see the category Energy. Here are some of the latest items:
Victoria. A NEW wave of wind farm developments is sweeping this State. New 116-turbine wind farm for the Wimmera. Solar energy park is seeking co-operative venture with sheep farming! Solar cooling systems in Echuca and Ballarat.
South Australia. Port Augusta is attracting solar energy developers. South Australia’s home solar batteries provided electricity throughout recent blackout. Sundrop Farms – desert solar powered agriculture -now internationally applauded.
Western Australia. Western Australian town to host large renewable energy grid. Retirees trading solar power. Solar switch for one of Australia’s biggest companies funded by community. Carnegie Wave Energy to build its first commercial wave plant in ENGLAND
New South Wales. Sydney students pioneer a shared solar and battery system for apartment block.
Tasmania. Tidal energy – Australian Maritime College launches new turbine in Tamar River