“The benefit is simple in that it is very large-scale base load [continuous] energy production, with zero greenhouse gas emissions and no long-life radioactive waste.
Rising electricity costs were one factor, but so too was the tumbling price of large-scale clean energy, Mr O’Sullivan said: “Ultimately this will leave the business financially better off”.
While a few high-profile businesses have made a virtue of supporting renewable energy – such as Sanjeev Gupta’s “green steel” plan for the Whyalla steelworks – few companies in Australia have also set a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal.
The incredible 2017 solar surge in China brought its total solar installed capacity up to 130 gigawatts. As a cursory look at these statistics makes obvious, in one year China increased its solar by nearly 70 percent. In short, it wasn’t so far from doubling its ability to generate electricity from solar sources.
Tesla’s Elon Musk is promising big battery storage will be in place by SA’s summer, but what exactly is it and how will it be used?
The US state of Vermont sees itself as a model for both America and the world. The city’s move from fossil fuels to renewable energy is paying big dividends.
Coal-fired power plants should be closed in orderly fashion to ensure energy supply is not disrupted