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Renewables a renewed resource for resources - BlueNotes


BlueNotes

Renewables a renewed resource for resources
BlueNotes
Traditionally mining companies have been heavily reliant on fossil-fuel energy sources (diesel [41 per cent], natural gas [33 per cent] and grid electricity [21 per cent]), with only 2.5 per cent coming from renewable sources. The mining sector ...

Leadership change puts Coalition back in business - The Australian


Leadership change puts Coalition back in business
The Australian
Despite Australia's unprecedented debt, it continues to promote big state programs. It wants more ... As economics editor Adam Creighton reported, bills are likely to rise by 84 per cent under a 55 per cent target using renewable sources of energy ...

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Energy minister's electorate backs higher emissions reduction target ... - The Guardian


The Guardian

Energy minister's electorate backs higher emissions reduction target ...
The Guardian
More voters in the electorate of the new energy minister, Angus Taylor, support an emissions reduction target for electricity and a higher national target than the ...

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National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australia is forecast to install more than 3.5 gigawatts of utility-scale solar generation capacity in 2018, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, more than doubling the previous record of 1.3 gigawatts set in 2017. “The price for ...
Victoria takes the lead on state solar installation subsidiesEnergy Matters

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Push to take control on energy use with virtual power plant projects in local communities - NEWS.com.au


NEWS.com.au

Push to take control on energy use with virtual power plant projects in local communities
NEWS.com.au
“Talking about subsidising coal-fired power stations is in my opinion completely absurd, especially when there are alternative solution like the big battery in South Australia that proves that this actually works,” Mr Georgiou said, referencing an idea ...

The answer to our energy crisis - The Australian


The Australian

The answer to our energy crisis
The Australian
The day she touched down in Australia, then SA premier Jay Weatherill shirt-fronted then energy minister Josh Frydenberg in public, accusing him of “white-knuckled panic” over the country's “broken energy market”. ... We desperately need new utility ...

Why the focus on renewables when we are so rich in uranium? - The Australian


The Australian

Why the focus on renewables when we are so rich in uranium?
The Australian
While Australia has been a leader in renewable energy technologies, the country is being left behind in the advanced nuclear revolution gathering pace elsewhere. Australia's prohibitions on nuclear technologies are out of touch with novel nuclear ...

AEMC mulls rule change to boost 'demand response' in National Electricity Market - The Australian Financial Review


The Australian Financial Review

AEMC mulls rule change to boost 'demand response' in National Electricity Market
The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Energy Market Commission is mulling a rule change that would accelerate the growth of demand response – an alternative source of power to conventional generation – and boost the grid's resilience to supply squeezes and blackouts.

Morning mail: half-price energy coming, courtesy of renewables - The Guardian


The Guardian

Morning mail: half-price energy coming, courtesy of renewables
The Guardian
Household energy prices will almost halve over the next four years, thanks to 7,200 megawatts of new renewable energy supply coming online, a new analysis of the sector has found. The closure of the Hazelwood and Northern power plants had seen a ...

Australia thrust back into energy policy wilderness - Sunshine Coast Daily


Sunshine Coast Daily

Australia thrust back into energy policy wilderness
Sunshine Coast Daily
Increasing the level of renewable generation has been shown (by experience in Germany for example, and via the NEG modelling in Australia) to actually drive energy prices down rather than up. Reliability issues that may arise in a high renewables ...

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