Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

All about renewable energy and climate in Australia

I can no longer keep up with this
“Nuts” electricity market drives new rooftop solar boom – with side of battery storage
An electricity market “about as bad as you can get” has helped put household solar – and storage – back in the spotlight of Australia’s renewables shift, prompting forecasts of “massive growth.”
http://reneweconomy.com.au/nuts-electricity-market-drives-new-rooftop-solar-boom-side-battery-storage-60456/

Business Supports Mandatory Sustainability Reporting – CSR Survey
More than half of the respondents to an annual study of corporate social responsibility practices say sustainability reporting should be mandatory – and for the first time Australian banks have fallen off the list of top 10 CSR companies.
https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2017/05/business-supports-mandatory-sustainability-reporting-csr-survey/

Cost of catastrophe
Climate change litigation is emerging as a significant risk for companies across all sectors of the economy.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/companies-must-take-climate-change-litigation-risk-seriously/news-story/85838f96e57407a8d67c41c7dee40011

Perth is about to become the first Australian capital city to have “smart benches”, where people can charge their phones and access wifi for free.
https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/smart-bench-a-perfect-plug-in-ng-b88462793z
National
Electricity bills to fall thanks to renewable energy: forecaster
There could be relief in sight for households grappling with rising electricity bills, with a leading energy analyst forecasting new renewable projects will prevent more hikes in power prices within three years.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-03/electricity-bills-to-fall-thanks-to-renewable-energy:-forecaster/8494154

Australian households to install one million batteries by 2020
Morgan Stanley is still expecting around one million households in Australia will install battery storage by 2020.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/australian-households-install-one-million-batteries-2020/

Record $7.5bn renewables spend puts RET well within reach
Stunning $7.5 billion surge in investment in large scale wind and solar projects means Renewable Energy Target is well within reach, and could be filled by commitments this year.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/record-7-5bn-renewables-spend-puts-ret-well-within-reach-37388/

Tables – large scale renewable energy projects being built, or about to start
A table summarising the large scale renewable energy projects completed, under construction, or about to start in 2017.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/tables-large-scale-renewable-energy-projects-built-start-46760/

New solar will be cheaper than old coal by 2032
BNEF says falling solar PV costs mean it will be cheaper to build a new large-scale solar than to burn coal by 2032.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/new-solar-will-cheaper-old-coal-2032/
 
Report: Near-total renewable energy systems cheaper than gas in 2030
Christian Roselund
Climate Policy Initiative stresses flexibility and shows how energy storage and limited gas generation can support a power system dominated by renewables at a lower cost than conventional generation.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/report-near-total-renewable-energy-systems-cheaper-gas-2030/
Playing to our natural advantages
Leanne Minshull
Tasmania is potentially set to become an energy superpower
http://www.themercury.com.au/news/opinion/talking-point-playing-to-our-advantages-in-renewable-energy/news-story/17e537810acfb30ca165b1a45258e38d
Advertisements

May 5, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: