clean energy

Triple Renewable Energy Plants to Replace Coal Power Plants – AEMO

Triple Renewable Energy Plants to Replace Coal Power Plants – AEMO

Australia needs dozens more of renewable energy plants to replace closing coal power plants which will close over the next 20 years. The Australian Market Energy Operator (AEMO) added that a huge upgrade of the electricity transmission wires will also be required to get the new energy for homes and businesses. Rooftop solar continues to …

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SA in the Forefront for Renewable Energy in Australia

SA in the Forefront for Renewable Energy in Australia

SA is leading the charge in shifting to renewable energy in Australia, much faster than any other place in the country. According to the Climate Council, although the state has to face some political challenges and lack of government support, it continues to work towards its clean energy goals. According to a report on the …

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Another Milestone for Clean Energy: Australia Achieves 50% Renewables

Another Milestone for Clean Energy: Australia Achieves 50% Renewables

Australia’s National Energy Market has recently announced that the country has reached 50.2 percent renewables for the first time, the latest milestone for clean energy. Although it only lasted for about 10 minutes, it marked another milestone for the booming renewable energy sector in Australia, especially in the states where NEM supplies electricity. These states …

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CEFC Surpasses $1 Billion Mark for Large-Scale Solar Investments

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has recently announced it has surpassed the $1 billion mark for the country’s large-scale solar investments sector following a $51 million stake in the largest photovoltaic (PV) farm in Victoria. A report published on the website of Renew Economy stated that CEFC confirmed that it has taken a minority …

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Wind Curtailment in SA Falls to One Percent – AEMO Report

Over the first quarter of 2019, wind curtailment in South Australia has noticeably fallen due to changes in the operating guidelines and increased availability of synchronous generation on the grid. In its newest Quarterly Energy Dynamics Report, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) stated that the level of curtailment in South Australia had decreased by …

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Federal Labor Commits Renewable Energy Jobs Funding and Support

Federal Labor has recently announced its commitment to push the creation of up to 70,000 renewable energy jobs by 2030 with the implementation of a $75 million Renewables Training Package. It is supported by the establishment of major Renewable Energy Zones in Australia, which also includes Tasmania. In an article on its website, Renew Economy …

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Grid-scale Batteries Will Reshape Energy Markets – AGL

AGL has recently named grid-scale batteries as potential game-changers in the electricity markets of Australia as it prepares for a big shift in its own consumer base towards household batteries and electric vehicles, Renew Economy reported. During a presentation to the Macquarie Australia Conference, AGL also stated that short-run marginal costs for the current coal …

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Work Begins on UQ-owned Solar Farm in Warwick

A 64 MW solar farm in Warwick is now being developed, which, once finished, would help the University of Queensland become the first major university to offset 100 percent of its electricity requirements by using its own renewable energy assets. Last week, the university announced that it will be starting the construction of the Warwick …

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AEMO to Include Rapid Transition to Renewables in its Next Integrated System Plan

As part of its next Integrated System Plan, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) will include modelling for a rapid transition to renewables, a faster exit from generating coal, and a zero-emissions grid. The said changes, referred to as a ”step change” scenario, has been decided by AEMO through various workshops and consultations with the …

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