Australian news, and some related international items

10 November More REneweconomy news

  • We’ll keep lights on, states can worry about emissions: ESB
    ESB chair Kerry Schott says it will be up to the states to act if they want higher emissions targets.
  • Schott defends NEG modelling, says wind and solar at “low end”
    Schott says NEG modelling assumes “low end” of wind and solar costs, defying recent evidence. But ESB did admit there is much work to do on policy, dispatchability had yet to be defined, new coal unlikely to get a look in, and states free to pursue own targets.
  • Queensland coal plant has a photo – now all it needs is a massive subsidy
    A mock-up image of a new coal plant has been created, as part of the increasingly intense campaign to have one built – and funded by taxpayers – in north Queensland.
  • Video of the Day: The end of coal generation in South Australia
    Boilers of old Northern coal fired generator brought down, bringing end of coal era in South Australia and paving way for huge investment in renewables and storage.
    • DP Energy appoints contractors to build Australia’s largest hybrid renewable power station
      International renewable energy company DP Energy has appointed preferred suppliers Vestas and Downer to develop Stage 1 of its Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, which when complete will be Australia’s largest hybrid renewable power station
    • JinkoSolar claims record 23.5% efficiency for PERC solar cell
      Jinko sets new efficiency record for PERC solar cell and sees big future in “half cell” modules.

November 10, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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