Australian news, and some related international items

December 6 Energy News



¶ “South Australia’s battery is massive, but it can do much more besides” • The battery Tesla installed in South Australia has two systems. One has 70 MW of output capacity to provide grid stability and system security, for periods up to 10 minutes. The other has 30 MW, but can provide hours of storage to back up the Hornsdale wind farm. [Sun & Wind Energy]

South Australia (Tim phillips photos, Wikimedia Commons)

¶ “Costs of White House Bailout of Coal and Nukes: 27,000 Early Deaths, $263 Billion” • The Trump administration’s scheme to make utility customers subsidize coal and nuclear power plants would result in 27,000 premature deaths and a net cost of $263 billion by 2045, according to projections by independent researchers. [EcoWatch]

Science and Technology:

¶ Researchers at the University of Limerick discovered that glycine is a piezoelectric material. This means…

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