Australian news, and some related international items

17 November REneweconomy news

  • Gas generators profit from scarcity in S.A. again, and again
    Big gas generators in South Australia have combined again to create “scarcity” and push prices into orbit, pocketing windfall profits at the expense of consumers.
  • Tasmanian tech drives renewable Rottnest
    Hydro Tasmania’s Hybrid Energy Solutions team has installed a 600 kilowatt solar array to complement the island’s existing 600kW wind turbine.
  • Australia’s dirtiest industry dealt another blow as Commonwealth Bank rule out new coal projects
    Greenpeace welcomes the announcement today by the Commonwealth Bank that the bank would distance itself from coal projects.
  • Consumers to displace fossil fuels as biggest supplier of energy
    Network operator Ausnet says consumers will provide nearly half of their electricity needs, surpassing fossil fuels as the biggest supplier to the grid.
  • NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%
    Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club joins commercial solar boom, adding another 314kW to existing 100kW array to save $75,000 a year.
  • “Autononbus” driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni
    Driverless shuttle bus trial kicks off at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus, to test the use of autonomous vehicles as “last mile” transport solutions.
  • How China is driving global green shift in electric power sector
    The IEA has recently published its new report Renewables 2017, which received maximum coverage around the world for its argument that solar PV is now growing faster than any other energy source.
  • Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank
    Wannon Water says 100kW system first to be put on utility water tank in Australia, will provide all power for water treatment facility on sunny days.
  • Canberra homes battle to be energy champions
    ACT homes with solar and batteries are taking energy saving to the next level by competing with their neighbours to be named Canberra’s super solar heroes thanks to a new website by Reposit Power and SolarHub.
  • Soltec to serve Australian solar market
    The European leader in solar tracking continues international expansion to APAC region with a new subsidiary in Sydney.

November 17, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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