Australian news, and some related international items

13 November REneweconomy news

  • Know your NEM: Queensland poll – what are the odds?
    Queensland energy politics has something for everyone – including a new coal plant – but bookmakers are backing the state Labor. Meanwhile, on the NEM…
  • Wind turbine collapse under investigation at Antarctic research centre
    One of two wind turbines that help to power Australia’s Mawson research station in Antarctica has partially collapsed.
  • Sugar vs solar, round 2: 60MW Qld project stalls after opposition from cane farmers
    ESCO Pacific’s proposed 60MW Mirani Solar Farm has failed to win approval from the local council, after strong opposition from local sugar can growers.
  • Climate change spurs Medibank fossil fuel divestment
    Medibank’s announcement it will divest tens of millions of dollars from fossil fuels due to the ‘health effects of climate change’ has been welcomed by environmental finance group Market Forces.
  • South Australia’s new power plant ready before summer
    South Australia now has access to an additional 276 MW of electricity generation, with the state’s new power plant installed in time for the warmer summer months.
  • Wind farm researchers found to have no human ethics approval
    A new research paper into the health impacts of wind farms has raised serious concerns over academic credibility.
  • Qld Labor ups ante on renewables – more ambition, new technology
    Labor commits to “at least” 50% renewables by 2030, and promises $50m for first large scale solar tower and storage plant. Premier hails technologies that can power Queensland 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • CWP proposes 250MW solar thermal + storage near Townsville
    CWP Renewables proposes 250MW solar tower and storage project near Townsville, while SolarReserve looking at six different projects in Queensland.
  • 100% global renewable electricity more cost-effective than current system
    Making a global transition to 100% renewable electricity grid has long been a dream of many, and new research shows it is a viable reality.
  • NEG – behavior, details, details?
    The more we look at the NEG, the more bizarre it gets. And it seems disrespectful, or even arrogant, of the ESB to think an overnight thought bubble is going to be superior to carefully developed process in overseas markets.
  • Impact Investment Group appoints new CEO: Daniel Madhavan
    Leading Australian impact fund manager Impact Investment Group is proud to announce the appointment of Daniel Madhavan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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

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