Australian news, and some related international items

24 November REneweconomy news

  • How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it’s too late
    There’s a growing mob that thinks it can reinvent electricity, from old to new, and from a supply-dominated industry-based model to consumers-in-control.
  • Here are 4 essential fixes for the National Energy Guarantee
    A policy that doesn’t encourage additional generation capacity won’t reduce high power prices. Here are four essential fixes for the NEG.
  • Australia corporate solar market ready to boom, says New Energy Solar
    The head of what will be Australia’s largest listed specialist solar investment fund is looking to tap the booming corporate solar sector.
  • BNEF: Turnbull’s NEG akin to joining gym and not lifting weights
    BNEF says NEG under current targets would achieve little, and be akin to finally signing up to a gym, and then refusing to lift any weights.
  • CEFC targets energy hungry shopping centres, with $200m finance deal
    CEFC tips $200m debt finance into QIC’s Global Real Estate flagship Shopping Centre Fund, in deal expected to deliver energy savings of between 30-40% using solar and energy efficiency.
  • Alinta dives back into coal with purchase of Loy Yang B
    Alinta dives back into coal, paying top dollar for Loy Yang B generator, suggesting it expects high prices and limp climate policies to continue.
  • First Australian corporate bulk-buy to deliver new 80MW wind farm
    An 80MW wind farm to be built near Ararat after first-of-kind contract with powerful consortium of 14 universities, corporations and Councils.
  • Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull’s vanity project?
    Latest advice from Energy Security board makes it clear that on current policy settings the NEG will not reduce emissions, cut costs or invite new wind and solar investment. But there may be something else afoot – Malcolm Turnbull’s vanity project.
  • 1414 plans two “gigawatt hour” silicon storage plants in S.A.
    South Australian company opens new manufacturing facility and says it plans to build two grid scale 1GWh silicon storage systems in the state.
  • Tesla big battery on track to be “energised” in coming days
    Tesla big battery fully installed and on time in South Australia, and about to be “energised” and tested by regulators and market operators.

November 24, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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