Australian news, and some related international items

18 October REneweconomy news

  • Abbott 1, Consumer 0. Turnbull’s energy fudge locks in high prices
    If one thing is clear from the Coalition’s new energy policy announcement today, it is that Tony Abbott has won, and consumers have lost. Even in the most optimistic scenario presented by the government, energy consumers will see little reduction in their energy bills over the next decade. And that’s outrageous.
  • Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial
    Origin Energy rolls out flexible energy trial in South Australia, allowing commercial and industrial customers to align demand with renewables output.
    • Live: Turnbull unveils new energy plan – national energy guarantee
      The Turnbull Coalition government unveils its new energy policy.
    • Know your NEM: Laws of physics grind slowly, but surely
      With energy policy set to remain a political battleground in Australia, physics, in the form of global warming, will continue to gradually push decarbonization to the top of the policy agenda.
    • Can solar on the roof really power your EV?
      With China, India, Norway, UK, France and California planning to ban manufacture and sales of new internal combustion engine cars, and EVs on the rise, will a solar roof become popular add-on option for plug in EV’s?
    • Innovation: UNSW “microfactories” transform waste into green gold
      A team of Australian researchers is turning the notion of recycling on its head, while also building a new green manufacturing sector.
    • Battery storage? Australia’s rooftop solar boom has only just begun
      The buzz might be about batteries, but the mass adoption of solar PV by Australian homes – and the efficient use of this asset – has only just begun, as prices reach levels that appeal to the late majority, and as early adopters look to upsize their systems.

October 18, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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