Australian news, and some related international items

14 July More REneweconomy news

      Musk bags first Model 3, as Australia implodes over car emission standards
  • As Tesla prepares to deliver its potentially game-changing mass market EV, Australia goes into meltdown about the very idea of improving vehicle efficiency.
  • Australia needs to cut electricity sector emissions by 60% by 2030
    Renewables must play key role in ramping up the abatement from the electricity sector in Australia.
  • AEMO: Politics needs to catch up with falling cost of wind, solar, storage
    AEMO chief Audrey Zibelman says politics needs to deal with falling cost of wind, solar and batteries, and customer preference around rooftop solar.
  • AES, Siemens combine to tackle Tesla, dominate battery storage market
    Two of biggest energy companies in the world join forces to dominate global battery storage market, at least at grid scale. Australia is high on their list of targets, with a series of projects that could dwarf Tesla’s newly announced project.
  • Genex solar/storage project shortlisted for funds from NAIF
    Solar PV and pumped hydro project proposed for abandoned gold mine in north Queensland shortlisted for funding by Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.
  • Frydenberg says storage ratio for wind/solar to be decided by AEMO
    Federal energy minister says AEMO is best placed to assess what storage levels are needed to stabilise Australia’s grid.
  • New Energy Security Taskforce prepares Queensland for summer
    Securing Queensland’s future energy supply was the number one agenda item when the newly commissioned Queensland Energy Security Taskforce met for the first time today.
  • Conservative billionaire building biggest wind farm in heart of coal country
    A conservative billionaire is building the country’s largest wind farm. Republican lawmakers want to raise the tax on wind.
  • Clean energy spending hits 43% share of total supply investment
    Global spending on energy fall by 12% overall in 2016 but clean energy spending is on the up.

July 14, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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