Australian news, and some related international items

6 October More REneweconomy news

  • Australia adds 97MW rooftop solar in September, set for record 1GW in 2017
    Australia maintains strong pace of rooftop solar installations in September, and is now set to break through the 1GW annual instal milestone for the first time in 2017.
  • CS Energy signs 10 year agreement with Kennedy Energy Park
    Another page in Queensland’s renewable energy boom story has been turned with Queensland Government-Owned generator – CS Energy – entering a 10 year-agreement with the 60 megawatt Kennedy Energy Park.
    Stunning new low for solar PV as even IEA hails “age of solar”
    Saudi solar tender attracts stunning low bid of $US17.9/MWh, as even the conservative IEA hails a “new era of solar.” And while Australia currently enjoys an investment boom, a new report by Climate Council says “politics” is the only major barrier to a high penetration renewable grid.
  • Samsung chosen for new 30MW battery storage facility in S.A.
    Samsung batteries to be used in new 30MW battery storage project next to create reenables-based micro-grid in South Australia.
  • Australia’s first solar farm co-located with wind park begins production
    Gullen Range solar farm is the first to be paired with a wind farm, but is just one of a number of wind-solar hybrids planned for Australia.
  • In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!
    At most, the current orthodoxy – despite its renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency – will result in flat or gently declining emissions. It’s time to stick it up the orthodoxy!
  • US plan to defibrillate failing coal plants is part of a global trend
    Rick Perry’s plan to require increased payments to some coal plants is part of a global trend as the coal lobby desperately tries to rescue failing coal plants.
  • Many utilities believe cyberattacks could bring down the electric distribution grid
    Coupled with anticipated risk to employee and customer safety and physical assets, unprepared distribution utilities must act now to improve cybersecurity capabilities.
  • Romilly Madew wins prestigious international sustainability award
    Romilly Madew, CEO of GBCA, has been awarded the prestigious WorldGBC Chairman’s Award for her work to advance sustainable building globally.
    Energy Efficiency Market Report: Slow transition for lighting credits
    Spot market jumps to highest levels since May as staged transition unveiled to changes in credits for lighting upgrades.

October 6, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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