Australian news, and some related international items

9 October REneweconomy news

  • Another blackout, another tweet, and Tesla’s Musk sets out to save another grid
    Could Tesla come to the rescue of Puerto Rico’s hurricane decimated grid with solar and battery storage? Twitter says, “let’s talk.”
  • CleanTech Index: Even the miners are supporting it now!
    Australia’s CleanTech Index outperformed the ASX in September and in Q1 of the financial year – just as it has over the last three years.
  • The case against Tesla and battery storage just hit peak stupid
    AFR’s Chanticleer column writes article about battery storage so absurd and stupid it beggars belief that it was published. Such is the state of the energy debate in Australia. It’s not just politicians and vested interests that are letting consumers down, it’s the media.
  • Coalition wrestles with internal demons on clean energy target
    Coalition had sought to dodge CET because renewables were too costly, now it is arguing they are too cheap. But Frydenberg says renewables without storage are a “costly burden.”
  • Know your NEM: Frydenberg’s election losing speech
    If a CET is abandoned, it will be NSW that will be thrown under a bus. Victoria and QLD have renewable share policies that incentivise new generation. NSW has no policy and despite being an energy importer is not getting its share of new generation investment.
  • Building and precincts to go carbon neutral
    The Turnbull Government today launched the National Carbon Offset Standard for buildings and precincts
  • World Solar Challenge is an adventure in engineering and endurance
    The World Solar Challenge begins this weekend when more than 40 solar cars brave the Australian Outback on a 3000-kilometre journey from Darwin to Adelaide.
  • S.A. tender attracts 60 proposals for “next-gen” renewables and storage
    S.A. gets 60 proposals for batteries, bioenergy, pumped hydro, thermal, compressed air and flywheel technologies in response to its tender for next-gen renewables and storage.

October 9, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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