The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. But the federal government can do more to ensure an orderly transition to renewables – avoiding price spikes and supporting workers.
— Read on theconversation.com/how-australia-can-phase-out-coal-power-while-maintaining-energy-security-152747
How about value of compensation for early closure be % reduced when cost cut maintenance causes old coal fired power to fails, causing peak demand tocost us up to $14,500/MWh?
By 2030, McKinsey estimates more than a third to almost half of vehicles sold in China and Europe will be battery-powered and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The anticipated market share for the U.S. is far lower at roughly 17% to 36%, up from 3% this year.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2020/10/23/chinas-electric-car-strategys-implications-for-us-energy-security.html
and guesstimates like this are usually exceeded
G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/business/GE-wind-turbine.html
13MW, 260m floor to top of turbine, 216m rotor diameter, NYT don’t bother to mention power output is function of cube of rotor diameter eg twice diameter is 8 times power.
GE has deals to supply 276 turbines to what is likely to be the world’s largest wind farm at Dogger Bank off Britain.
— Read on news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1080682
By December, the UN was predicting that a record 235 Million people would require humanitarian assistance in 2021, an increase of some 40 per cent on 2020 which is almost entirely a consequence of the pandemic
Environment Victoria | AGL’s dirty gas import terminal: What we learnt from the expert testimony
— Read on environmentvictoria.org.au/2020/12/22/exposing-the-impacts-of-agls-gas-import-terminal/
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A Liberal-aligned think tank has called on the Morrison government to consider paying ageing coal plants to close early.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-should-hold-auction-to-hasten-coal-closures-says-conservative-think-tank-65096/
Coalition funding for gas exploration in Northern Territory labelled a costly plan ‘for a climate catastrophe’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/zero-return-government-savaged-over-taxpayer-grants-to-open-up-new-gas-basin-in-australia
Beyond disgraceful! $7.5 million PER WELL for gas mining, $2.5 BILLION for oil refineries, and a proposal to limit boycotts of fossil fuel companies.
Japan efforts to recover from natural disaster helped by the two-way battery that powers the Nissan Leaf electric car.
— Read on thedriven.io/2020/12/18/power-tool-how-nissan-leaf-e-played-vital-role-in-japans-disaster-recovery/
How about keeping power tools, even medical devices indoors, operational when disaster with loss of grid power
Chinas path to renewable superpower
— Read on www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-spectator/news-story/chinas-path-to-renewable-superpower/9b89bf33035a8d7c61eb996041bdd9eb
China romps along, clean and green and renewable, while Australia is dragged back, dirty and brown in fossil fantasy