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Australia playing catch-up with Europe, US and China in deploying renewable energy

Each installation, be it on the household or utility scale has its own set of characteristics, based on a range of factors. He asks whether Australia would like to be a developer, manufacturer and seller of solar energy systems or … Continue reading

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Was the renewables industry better off under Abbott than Turnbull?

“The result is confusion, concern and dismay. Despite all the talk of the “innovation economy”, the large-scale renewable energy target remains at a standstill, without a single wind farm or solar farm commissioned or built since the Coalition took power … Continue reading

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Jaw dropping news in solar vs fossil fuels debate

In the electric power industry, when a major power plant loses its connection to the grid, instantly, dramatically unbalancing supply and demand of electricity. Blackouts follow if there isn’t an instant response…engineering community assumption that, when that kind of supply-demand imbalance incident happens, there … Continue reading

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ARENA to fund 200MW large-scale solar, and revamps funding priorities

Mr Abbott is confusing people about function of CEFC business which is not about newer technology supported by ARENA over review here. Note that economics of wind still ahead for next few years. >more> ClimateSpectator

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ACT wind energy auction: And the winners are ….

…ACT wind energy auction is important..because the sector has been at a standstill for nearly 2 years. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, no new wind projects were financed in Australia in 2014 because of the Federal government’s attempts to nobble the renewable … Continue reading

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Sowing confusion about renewable energy

The Economist –  “clear” conclu­sion that solar and wind power are “the most expen­sive way of reducing green­house-gas emissions,” while “nuclear plants…are cheaper,” >readmore> RenewEconomy with original at Rocky Mountain Institute RMI  

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Cleaner energy: a revolution that ordinary people can drive

Guess what the best-selling car in Norway is right now? Review of world climate change progress by Tim Flannery which is seriously optimistic. >readmore> The Guardian

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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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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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“To do” ASAP

To get Victoria back on target, discarding crazy VC82 no go zones, to enable go ahead for wind farms: please click on http://www.vicwind.org.au and get involved, ASAP. We all know that privatised coal fired power and distribution is just minimising maintenance … Continue reading

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