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ABC’s QandA: Old fossils versus smart advocates of clean energy transition | RenewEconomy

Highly recommended read: Two old fossils put the case for dirty, old, and incumbent technologies. Three smart women argued environmental, economic and engineering case for a clean energy transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/abcs-qanda-old-fossils-versus-smart-advocates-of-clean-energy-transition-30759/

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Sweden welcomes its first wooden wind turbine tower

The wheels have begun to turn on an interesting new form of wind turbine in Sweden, with the country’s first wooden power-generation tower now complete. It’s hoped the tower will be a harbinger of cheaper and greener solutions for renewable … Continue reading

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AEMO pushes for minimum standards for solar, battery storage and EVs | RenewEconomy

AEMO seeks powers to impose minimum standards for rooftop solar, battery storage and EVs in an effort to create a single, nationally consistent set of rules. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-pushes-for-minimum-standards-for-solar-battery-storage-and-evs-31845/amp/

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Cheap electricity is back, and the next casualty will be a coal fired generator | RenewEconomy

The recent decline in electricity prices is astonishing. And with 6GW-plus wind and solar about to enter the grid, the next big casualty will be a coal generator. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/cheap-electricity-is-back-and-the-next-casualty-will-be-a-coal-fired-generator-72294/

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Fossil fuel incumbents push to delay another crucial energy market reform

Disgraceful big commercial advantage, again, to big vested interest, opposing reform to firm up renewable energy. Crucial National Electricity Market reforms face delays under pressure from large incumbent fossil fuel generators using Covid-19 as a cover to stymie progress. — … Continue reading

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Holy grail of big batteries – first pilot for Gates-backed battery with 150 hours storage

Look out Snowy2.0, new battery storage may be lower cost as well as shorter lead time, less remote, less vulnerable to grid failure. US utility to pilot “acqueous air flow” battery – backed by group including Bill Gates and Macquarie … Continue reading

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Australia has a credible path to a low carbon grid. Why won’t the Coalition embrace it?

Australia has been presented with a credible plan to reach 90 per cent renewables and slash emissions. Why is federal government so idiotically avoiding it? — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-has-a-credible-path-to-a-low-carbon-grid-why-wont-the-coalition-embrace-it-72686/

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ABC’s Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

About ABC news items, biased against large scale renewable energy, in favour of fossils, corrections by people who definitely know what they’re talking about, >more> RenewEconomy

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100% renewable grid within reach-Turnbull right to fund energy storage

Pixabay/Wikimedia Commons An ACIL Allen report to the Australian Governmentlists the technical lifetime of each power station, and shows that two-thirds of Australia’s fossil fuel generation capacity will reach the end of its technical lifetime over the next two decades. The practical … Continue reading

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Close All Coal Fired Power Stations by 2030 by Government Report

The Retirement of coal fired power stations inquiry report, due to be tabled in the Senate on Monday afternoon, has recommended that coal fired power stations be retired and no new stations built, to make way for lower-emissions sources of power such … Continue reading

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