Renewable Energy

Million Jobs Plan

SA in the Forefront for Renewable Energy in Australia

An initiative orchestrated by a climate change think tank with the title “Million Jobs Plan” obviously grabs the attention of a recruiter in the Renewable Energy sector. Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) have been creating incredible research programs for over a decade however they first came across my radar with their involvement in a visionary plan for …

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The Decade of Utility-Scale Batteries

As we begin a new decade, a hot topic in the Australian renewable market is the potential of energy storage. A lot of people predicted that utility-scale batteries will significantly evolve over the next decade. While there have been some notable grid-scale storage projects to date, it’s clear that the grid-scale storage market is still …

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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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Electricity Costs to Plunge Due to Growing Wind and Solar Investments

Electricity Costs to Plunge Due to Growing Wind and Solar Investments

The Australian Energy Market Commission predicts that electricity prices may plummet by approximately 20 percent due to growing wind and solar investments. Such investments will drive down wholesale prices of electricity. In its latest electricity price trends report, the AEMC forecasted that the prices of household electricity could decline by 20 percent in southeast Queensland …

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AEMO: Power Outages May Decrease This Summer Due to Surge in Solar

AEMO: Power Outages May Decrease This Summer Due to Surge in Solar

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has announced that the surge in solar will reduce the risk of power outages this summer. An article on the RenewEconomy website reported what Audrey Zibelman, AEMO Chief Executive, had said about its Summer 2019/20 Readiness Plan. “The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is forecasting both warmer than average and …

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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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September Shows New Record for Renewables as Coal Plunges

September Shows New Record for Renewables as Coal Plunges

The figures generated in September have shown a remarkable change for the National Electricity Market of Australia. The market has witnessed a new record for renewables as major construction increases and converts into additional generation. The figures also show a major decline in brown and black coal. Renewables Continue to Soar in 2019 An article …

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