It’s not hard to guess what this government has in mind (ODT
Proponents of renewable energy raised concerns that using hydrogen to store fossil fuel-generated energy could support the coal sector and prolong the operation of the nation’s ageing fleet of coal-fired power stations.
Safety is the key gateway for securing a social licence for the hydrogen economy, says Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel.
Battlelines drawn over Australia’s hydrogen ‘fork in the road’
ACT Energy Minister Shane Rattenbury argued before the meeting that Australia faced a “fork in the road” that could set the direction of hydrogen as either a forward-looking renewables industry or a mechanism to “prop up” coal.
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.
“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.
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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