Category: Green Energy

We could be a superpower: 3 ways Australia can take advantage of the changing geopolitics of energy

Australia should embrace the opportunity to become a renewable energy power. If we don’t act now, with the global energy transition gathering pace, Australia could be exposed to a hostile international energy environment with profound economic, security and diplomatic consequences.

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Victoria’s grid runs on 50 per cent renewable energy for first time

8th June 2017 AFR GENERIC, solar, solar panels, green energy, Photo: Glenn Hunt .

Victoria has powered its electricity grid with 50 per cent renewable energy for the first time, well ahead of state government projections for the transition to clean energy.

Victoria’s grid runs on 50 per cent renewable energy for first time

The world’s electric cars are leaving Australia for dust

The Volkswagen ID.4 is set to the be first mainstream electric vehicle in the US, but not here.

If you ask Scott Morrison about electric vehicles he throws poor, and inaccurate, marketing lines at you, such as they will “end the weekend”, they “won’t tow your trailer – it’s not going to tow your boat”, as he did when former Labor leader Bill Shorten backed fairly modest objectives concerning the electrification of our vehicle fleet in the run-up to the last election.

The world’s electric cars are leaving Australia for dust

Vital Signs: timing of Yallourn’s closure shows it’s high time for a carbon price

Vital Signs: timing of Yallourn’s closure shows it’s high time for a carbon price

Our energy transition is in disarray. It will only get worse without a price on carbon and an end to subsidies for all forms of energy. Failure to do so will merely sow the seeds for more transition problems in the years to come.

Vital Signs: timing of Yallourn’s closure shows it’s high time for a carbon price

Offshore Wind Energy, Not Nuclear, Is the Future

Offshore Wind Energy, Not Nuclear, Is the Future

States across Europe and East Asia are closing nuclear reactors and replacing much of their electricity-generating capacity with offshore wind energy. Socialists should embrace the growth of this industry — and use green reindustrialization to fight for well-paid, stable jobs.

Offshore Wind Energy, Not Nuclear, Is the Future

A Politics of Hope: How we Can go completely to Green Energy

A project on the scale of transforming the energy system will create jobs – many jobs – which is perhaps the economic measure of most importance to the citizenry.

Research from me and others shows that fully renewable electric grids are feasible with current technology at current prices; barriers to using renewable electricity are more political and cultural than technological or economic.

via A Politics of Hope: How we Can go completely to Green Energy

Three Countries show how Near a 100% Green Grid is | Informed Comment

WHAT AUSTRALIN CONSEVATIVES DON”T TALK ABOUT

In general, the world invested more in solar energy than in coal, gas, and nuclear combined last year. The Portuguese, Scottish and Costa Rican advances are not even very dependent on solar, which suggests that a whole new wave of further renewables implementation is around the corner.

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