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Australian news, and some related international items

28 June More renewable energy and climate news

National
CEFC invests in lithium mine to help make Australia storage powerhouse
CEFC makes first investment in mining operation, as Australia seeks to grab lion’s share of lithium supply to the global battery
http://reneweconomy.com.au/cefc-invests-lithium-mine-help-make-australia-storage-powerhouse-51043/

Clean coal’ and other dirty jokes
The Turnbull Government has introduced legislation to enable investment in coal despite the fact that there is just no such thing as ‘clean coal’.
https://independentaustralia.net/life/life-display/clean-coal-and-other-dirty-jokes,10445
What does Finkel mean for community power?
Kim Shore
Community energy entrepreneurship could help deliver Finkel’s recommendations — especially distributed and independent power systems.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/finkel-mean-community-power-57280/

Abbott’s death-wish on industry: Freeze RET, ban wind, build coal
Giles Parkinson
On same day as major industrial project goes 100% renewables, Abbott calls for freeze on RET, ban on wind farms, and for government to build a new coal generator.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/abbotts-death-wish-on-industry-freeze-ret-ban-wind-build-coal-43357/

Victoria
Victoria agribusiness turns to 196MW wind farm with 20MW storage
Victoria hydroponics vegetable producer turns to 100% renewable strategy for country’s biggest glass-house after nearly abandoning project due to gas prices. A 196MW wind farm and 20MW of battery storage will be built – separate to the Victoria battery storage tender.
http://reneweconomy.com.au/victoria-agribusiness-turns-to-196mw-wind-farm-with-20mw-storage-79170/
ACT
ACT moves closer to reaching renewable energy targets
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/new-windfarm-feeding-act-comes-online-20170627-gwzi4o.html
Tasmania
Granville Harbour wind farm strikes Hydro Tasmania deal to buy power
The people behind the $280-million Granville Harbour wind farm finally strike a deal to sell the power to Hydro Tasmania but still don’t have someone to build it.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-27/granville-harbour-wind-farm-a-step-closer/8655952

West Coast wind farm ready to fly
ANOTHER wind farm in Tasmania’s West has moved a step closer to producing energy as the state reinforces its reputation as the nation’s renewable energy capital.
http://www.themercury.com.au/business/power-supply-deal-gives-wings-to-granville-harbour-wind-project/news-story/0389f7df6987ed186b790984b2169ea5

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June 28, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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