Australian news, and some related international items

11 August More REneweconomy news

  • Turnbull “eyeballs” energy bosses, kids himself on solution
    Big energy retailers didn’t so much blink, as wink in face of Turnbull’s “eyeballing” episode. Here’s why they will be high fiving each other in the Qantas lounge at Canberra airport.
  • Turnbull has failed to axe Australia’s power price “laziness” tax
    The PM only had to push energy reforms slightly further to make a world of difference, and protect consumers from the “laziness tax” exploited by utilities.
  • Energy storage start-up targets Australia, promises compressed air technology “half the cost” of batteries
    Canadian start-up claims it can deliver lowest installed cost per kWh for bulk energy storage with compressed air technology.
  • SA power-to-gas pilot to trial long-term renewable storage option
    ARENA-backed project to test whether excess solar and wind can be used to produce cheap hydrogen, and as a long-term energy storage option.
  • Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels
    Euro Solar forced to surrender STCs or replace PV modules after being found to have installed non-compliant solar panels, as part of a Clean Energy Regulator crackdown on Australia’s rooftop solar industry.
    Origin signs PPA for new 150MW solar farm in north Queensland
    Origin signs 13-year PPA for output of edify Energy’s 150MW Daydream Solar Farm in Queensland – one of the state’s biggest.
    • AGL says solar, wind, storage cheapest way to replace coal
      AGL says new coal plants not economically rational; facilities like Liddell will be replaced by wind, solar, batteries, pumped hydro and other firming capacity.
    • AEMO set to trial wind farm’s ability to stabilise S.A. grid
      ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.
    • Tesla adds Brisbane store and service centre – its first in Queensland
      US EV and battery maker opens new retail store at Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, with show room, service centre and four EV super-charging bays.
    • AGL cashes in on coal splurge, renewable investment drought
      AGL’s multi-billion investment in coal generators, and the recent investment drought in new wind and solar plants, have delivered windfall gains to the country’s biggest generator. It also increased its margins from consumers, despite its offer of discounts.

August 11, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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