Australian news, and some related international items

23 September REneweconomy news

  • Australia wind energy’s record day of production in August
    Wind energy posts record output in August, with renewables delivering 25 per cent of all demand at the evening peak.
  • Mark Bailey returns as Queensland energy minister
    Mark Bailey is returning to duty as Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, effective today.
  • Governments should stick to their job of making policy
    Fears of the unstoppable energy transition are reinforced and amplified by vested interests and selfish, small minded losers who try and slow it down. Look at how energy prices jumped since Coalition’s intervention on Liddell.
  • Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia
    Something is fundamentally wrong in the NEM. Frequency control costs have risen dramatically, but the quality of the service has dived.
  • Tasmania ups quest to become renewable energy “battery of Australia”
    ARENA tips $2.5m into feasibility studies for doubling of Tasmania hydro capacity and developing 2.5GW of pumped hydro storage.
  • Six things we learned: Death spirals and Tony Abbott’s sense of timing
    It seems there is no climate and clean energy myth conservatives and the Murdoch media won’t repeat. Just as well we have renewable energy and smart businesses.
    • Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it
      Victoria’s renewable energy target of 40% by 2025 has passed the lower house – but the state opposition has vowed to kill it if they get into power.
    • Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender
      Tesla prepares to announce “big battery” milestone, as Musk drops in for a space conference and storage industry awaits results of Victoria tender.

September 22, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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