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Australian news, and some related international items

Australia’s Energy Fiasco: Hhow do we extract ourselves from a deep hole? — RenewEconomy

A diversified and distributed energy systems is feasible, but attractive – except to powerful incumbent interests and those whose thinking is trapped in the past.

via Australia’s Energy Fiasco: Hhow do we extract ourselves from a deep hole? — RenewEconomy

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Will Turnbull’s Snowy Hydro continue its war against battery storage? — RenewEconomy

Turnbull’s purchase of Snowy Hydro means he is now both utility owner and policy maker. More concerning is that the newly purchased Snowy Hydro has a strong economic interest in preventing the battery storage market from taking off.

via Will Turnbull’s Snowy Hydro continue its war against battery storage? — RenewEconomy

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TEPCO: Frozen soil wall effect limited

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

2018/03/01
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says an underground frozen soil wall around its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has had a limited effect in reducing groundwater contamination.
 
The 1.5-kilometer-long barrier is designed to keep groundwater from flowing into reactor buildings that were damaged by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns.
 
The wall was expected to be the main defense against groundwater contamination, as about 500 tons of water was being tainted daily by radioactive substances.
 
TEPCO officials on Thursday estimated the amount of new contaminated water to have decreased by about 95 tons a day from before the wall was built.
They said the estimate is based on 3 months of data including that from before and after the wall was almost completed last November.
 
TEPCO had introduced a so-called sub-drain system for pumping up water from wells dug around the buildings.
 

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Tepco spots Fukushima fuel debris in reactor 2, says fuel rod assembly ‘fell out of reactor’ BY KAZUAKI NAGATA Jan 2018 — Nuclear Exhaust

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/20/national/tepco-spots-fukushima-fuel-debris-reactor-2-says-fuel-rod-assembly-fell-reactor/#.WpfHnTrlCDU Tepco spots Fukushima fuel debris in reactor 2, says fuel rod assembly ‘fell out of reactor’ BY KAZUAKI NAGATA STAFF WRITER JAN 20, 2018 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE Tokyo Electric on Friday said it had spotted what is almost certainly fuel debris in reactor 2 at the Fukushima No. 1 plant that shows its […]

via Tepco spots Fukushima fuel debris in reactor 2, says fuel rod assembly ‘fell out of reactor’ BY KAZUAKI NAGATA Jan 2018 — Nuclear Exhaust

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New 47MW solar farm proposed for Wagga Wagga, home of new National leader — RenewEconomy

Green Switch Australia floats plans to build 47MW solar farm in Wagga Wagga suburb of Gregadoo, in the heart of the electorate of new Nationals leader.

via New 47MW solar farm proposed for Wagga Wagga, home of new National leader — RenewEconomy

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Cheap wind and solar allows Powershop to cut tariffs to customers — RenewEconomy

Powershop announces 5% price drop for Victorian customers, one month after huge deal to buy three hydro plants, output of solar and wind farms.

via Cheap wind and solar allows Powershop to cut tariffs to customers — RenewEconomy

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