Category: Clean Power Plan

Angus Taylor’s absence from Clean Energy Summit displays lack of leadership

The clear result is that both greenhouse gas emissions and electricity prices are now surging to new highs under the Coalition and the last six years of policy chaos have seen households and businesses bearing the cost of poor system planning.

via Angus Taylor’s absence from Clean Energy Summit displays lack of leadership

China’s ‘artificial sun’ reaches 100 million degrees Celsius marking milestone for nuclear fusion

A moon, which replaces the globe in a light globe, hangs over Chengdu's cityscape.

“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.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-15/china-attempts-to-create-an-artificial-sun/10495536

Mars bars fossil fuels and goes 100pc renewables

 

Financial decision

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.

via Mars bars fossil fuels and goes 100pc renewables

China surges with 52 Gigs of new Solar as Trump kneecaps US sector with 30% Tariffs | Informed Comment

 

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.

via China surges with 52 Gigs of new Solar as Trump kneecaps US sector with 30% Tariffs | Informed Comment

Tesla to supply world’s biggest battery for SA, but what is it and how will it work? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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?

Source: Tesla to supply world’s biggest battery for SA, but what is it and how will it work? – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US: Vermont sets a leading model for renewable energy | News | Al Jazeera

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.

Source: US: Vermont sets a leading model for renewable energy | News | Al Jazeera

Electricity from coal should be phased out in Australia – Senate report | Environment | The Guardian

Coal-fired power plants should be closed in orderly fashion to ensure energy supply is not disrupted

Source: Electricity from coal should be phased out in Australia – Senate report | Environment | The Guardian