Australian news, and some related international items

8 December REneweconomy news

  • AusNet, Deakin Uni to build 7.25MW solar, storage micro-grid
    AusNet and Deakin Uni to build solar and storage micro-grid on Geelong campus, to act as R&D for similar projects.
  • The Community Grid Project launches with a ‘Local Energy Hero’ competition
    Mornington Peninsula Shire were joined by representatives from electricity network provider United Energy and technology company GreenSync to officially launch the Community Grid Project at the Eco Living Display Centre, at the Briars in Mount Martha.
  • Improper creation of STCs results in compliance action
    Following recent enforcement action against one of Australia’s largest solar retailers, the Clean Energy Regulator has taken enforcement action against one of the largest registered agents, Emerging Energy Solutions Group Pty Ltd.
  • The Australian utility first to embrace era of “base-cost renewables”
    West Australia’s regional utility Horizon Power has become the first major Australian utility to embrace the concept of “base-cost renewables”, recognising that the plunging cost of solar and wind is set to turn traditional theories of energy supply on their head.
  • Acciona supports Australian manufacturing as Mt Gellibrand transformer deliveries begin
    Acciona Energy is about to take delivery of critical components for its 132 MW under-construction wind farm at Mt Gellibrand in Victoria.
  • The climate effect of the Trump administration
    Over its first year, the Trump administration has taken extreme steps to unravel progress on U.S. climate action domestically.
  • Tesla battery and “hidden demand” added to popular NEM-Watch
    The popular NEM-Watch facility now includes the Tesla big battery, state demand levels and “hidden demand” from rooftop solar PV.
  • Polluting robots win big, clean energy workers get screwed in Trump tax bill
    The Trump tax bill will devastate the renewable industry and jobs, while incentivising automation, and the manufacture of polluting, unprofitable robots.
  • Five ways that cities can slash carbon pollution right now
    A new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute lists 22 policies that could help get the job done.

December 8, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy

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