Australian news, and some related international items

14 October REneweconomy news

  • How to fix Australia’s embarrassing failure in electric vehicles
    TAI report shows 64% of all party supporters in favour of policies to increase EV uptake – so what aren’t governments doing?
  • The UK Government has announced an ambitious new Clean Growth Strategy to drastically cut carbon emissions and combat climate change.
  • UK solar fund buys stakes in three Queensland projects
    UK-based Foresight Solar Fund Limited continues Australian buying spree, taking shares in three Queensland projects under development.
  • Don’t waste time on CET – there are other options for renewables, efficiency
    We will never have an effective broad-based emission reduction policy – no matter who is in government. Best to look at alternatives, like reverse auctions.
  • NSW network to trial 1MWh grid support battery, as new suburbs boom
    MPower tapped by Endeavour Energy to install 1MWh battery on network in NSW, in a trial hoped to save $1m a year on grid costs.
  • Storage on hold as Victoria still reviewing battery tender
    Clock ticks down on Victoria government’s plans to have two large scale battery storage projects in place by January 1, with the winners still not known.
  • China halts more than 150 coal-fired power plants
    China is to stop or delay work on 151 planned and under-construction coal plants as Beijing struggles to respond to a flat-lining of demand for coal power.
  • Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter joins climate science deniers and islamophobes for Australian LibertyFest
    What do you get when you bring together some of Australia’s most fervent climate science deniers with anti-Islam activists, fledgling right-wing political groups, and an American “free market” Libertarian?

October 13, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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