Australian news, and some related international items

4 August REneweconomy news

EVs: Go hard, save big, say AGL and researchers
ClimateWorks urges Australia to go further and quicker on vehicle emissions standards, because the cost savings and health benefits to consumers will be even greater, while AGL says EVs can help transition to a decarbonised grid.
Conergy to focus on Australian solar after buyout led by Goldman Sachs
Conergy says acquisition by US-based funds including Goldman Sachs will strengthen its big solar and battery storage development in Australia and Asia-Pacific.
  • No small beer: Foster’s, VB to go 100% renewable by 2025
    Some of Australia’s most iconic beers are set to be brewed using solar and wind after Foster’s Group and CUB parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged to shift its 6 terrawatt-hours of annual energy consumption to 100 per cent renewables by 2025.
  • S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver
    South Australia has given itself the option to cancel installation of permanent government-owned gas generators. The huge response to ARENA’s demand response EOI, and new storage projects, make it hard to see why new plant is needed once next two summers negotiated.
  • Superannuation trustee duties and climate risk
    A new legal opinion on climate change and trustee directors’ duties has wide-reaching ramifications for Australia’s $2.3 trillion superannuation industry, Environmental Justice Australia said today.

August 4, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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