Australian news, and some related international items

30 September REneweconomy news

  • Queensland council saves $1.9m in grid costs from single Tesla Powerpack
    A Queensland local government council has installed what is believed to be Australia’s first off-grid solar and battery storage system to use a Tesla Powerpack, to maintain local drinking water quality around the clock.
  • UK solar fund buys up 110MW PV project that will power Melbourne trams
    UK solar fund buys major stake in 110MW Bannerton solar farm as part of plan to grow investments in “attractive” geographies.
  • Renewables experts advise on the project financing of the Lilyvale Solar Farm
    Herbert Smith Freehills’ full service project finance team has advised on the project financing of the Lilyvale Solar Farm, located 50km north east of Emerald in the Central Highlands region of Queensland.
  • Barnaby and Kelly’s constituents want a Clean Energy Target, not more coal
    Polling of over 1,000 voters in the Deputy Prime Minister’s electorate of New England shows strong support for renewable energy investment over coal.
  • Tesla big battery will be on time, but households need to wait
    Tesla’s big battery will be delivered on time, or even ahead of schedule, but overwhelming demand and diversions to hurricane-affected areas mean households will have to wait for their battery storage.
  • Time for old coal to hang up the boots
    At this time of year, football matters, but in the case of Australia’s energy system, the stakes are much higher and it affects us all.
  • Regulator cracks down on double dipping for replacing “dodgy” rooftop solar
    Clean Energy Regulator says new rule will make replacement rooftop solar panels ineligible for the government rebate, in an effort to boost the standard of installs.
  • South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape
    South Australia is ready to lead again, this time with saltwater pumped hydro storage. Here’s an inside look at what is planned.
  • Graph of the Day: Australia’s surging fossil fuel emissions
    Australia’s fossil fuel emissions have hit record levels, and there is no federal policy in place to address them.
  • The Pears Report: Summertime, and the living ain’t easy
    With summer approaching, there’s a flurry of activity to ensure reliable energy generation under peak loads.

September 29, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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