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Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage. But Professor Larkins is several years behind developments in renewable energy and its integration into electricity grids. In fact, we already […]

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Wind power provided 4 per cent of Australia’s overall electricity demand in 2013, with 1639 wind turbines

This year’s report shows that 14.76 % of Australia’s electricity came from renewable sources in 2013, enough to power the equivalent of almost 5 million homes. The total was boosted significantly by some of the strongest hydro generation in recent years, while household solar and large-scale wind also made record contributions. Here are some more […]

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72% of Australians want to keep or expand renewable energy, as Abbott government considers abolishing it

Australians overwhelmingly want the renewable energy target to be retained or even increased, as the Abbott government considers abolishing the incentive for new renewable projects. Polling for the Climate Institute shows 72% of Australians want to keep or expand the renewable energy target (RET), which requires that 20% of energy is sourced from renewables by […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) could save $1B of new investments in Australia’s electric grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) a cost-effective ingredient for powering the grid

A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, saving almost a $1b in network investment. A collaborative research study has shown energy derived from concentrating solar thermal power (CST) can be a cost-effective solution to augmenting Australia’s power grid, […]

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New wind farm in Tasmania

The Vestas-equipped Musselroe wind farm in Tasmania has been officially opened. The 168 MW wind farm at Cape Portland features 56 V90 3MW wind turbines and the Danish manufacturer has inked a 10-year service agreement. software download Musselroe is operated by Woolnorth Wind Farm Holdings, a joint venture between Shenhua Clean Energy Holdings and Hydro […]

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Feasibility study to be conducted in Australia for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) hybrid plants

ARENA, Alinta agree funds for Port Augusta Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) study. ARENA announced on Wednesday it would contribute $1million to the study, with $1.2 million to come from Alinta and a further $123,000 from the state government. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has finally come to an agreement with the privately-owned Alinta to co-fund […]

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SolarReserve Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Expands International into Australia

SolarReserve opens an office in Perth, offering unique, reliable Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) solutions that will benefit Australia’s mining sector and the environment. SolarReserve, a leading developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced the company’s international expansion into Australia through the opening of its office in Perth. Continuing its […]

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) in Australia

Large-scale concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) generation can provide substantial economic benefits to Australia. mobile cell phone tracking Currently, Australia has about 8.5 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) installed (Liddell and Lake Cargelligo) and 44 MW under operation (Kogan Creek Solar Boost) to come online during 2013. The Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association announces […]

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Australia Turns Back the Clock on Climate Change

The newly-elected conservative government in Australia has meant a significant shift in the country’s environmental and climate policy and serious concerns are raised about the implications that these shifts can ultimately mean for the country’s sensitive eco-systems and wildlife. Since coming in to office, the newly-elected conservative government in Autralia has already abolished the national climate […]

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