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SA chaos battery storage v. failed gas and diesel

 Battery storage may well have smoothed out those bubbles, according to a report last week from Lloyds Register and RES. Engie’s Mintaro diesel generator’s emergency back-up tripped after just five seconds due to a fault, rendering it useless…Origin Energy’s Quarantine gas-fired power station … Continue reading

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Gas – goodbye in your home

  Many Australians are disconnecting their existing home from the gas grid or not connecting their new home to gas and saving hundreds of dollars a year in fixed supply charges alone. The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has produced two … Continue reading

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Leave it in the ground – Revenue from new coal and gas projects in freefall, costings reveal

The Greens have a policy of approving no new thermal coal or unconventional gas projects in Australia. That includes new mines, as well as expansions to existing mines. In 2013 the party obtained costings from the parliamentary budget office detailing their … Continue reading

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‘Natural’ gas not as good as solar – despite gas industry’s best efforts

Title of this item says it all, comprehensive analysis that gas isn’t likely to recover any lost respect  by Dr Stephen Bygrave, CEO  Beyond Zero Emissions >more> TheGuardian

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Storage can replace gas in our electricity networks and boost renewables

Good review of the holy grail of eliminating dependency on CO2 power >more> TheConversation

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Demise of gas in one chart

Fuss about gas being cheap is over. LNG export is predicted to triple price to our homes. But guessing gas price makes no sense until it’s compared with alternatives. For space heating, reverse cycle heat pump systems are now more than 600% … Continue reading

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If mains gas is cheap, expect even more emissions

  New report raises prospect of more, not less, emissions as the world rushes to more shale gas. Proponents have previously claimed that gas will displace coal. But this report finds that, if gas is cheap, consumption of energy will increase, … Continue reading

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Coal fired power stations retiring in USA

Our new findings, published in Electricity Journal, show that nearly 59 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity are not cost competitive when compared with natural gas, and more than 71 GW are uneconomic when compared with wind power. In short, we estimated … Continue reading

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Wind Power Proves Effective CO2 Saver

“The study looked at 87 of the country’s coal and gas plants and how they were run alongside Spain’s wind industry. Adjustments made by the fossil fuel plants as they compensated for variable wind strengths had little impact on the … Continue reading

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Alinta fires up its coal, and fires off at wind

Not so reliable coal and gas, “800MW of capacity out of the system in just half an hour – 600MW from AGL’s Torrens Island plant and 200MW from Origin Energy’s Osborne plant” with 97% predictable wind. >read more> Renew Economy

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