Morrison sponsored report says reef tourism may be virtually wiped out by climate change
Tourism to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, worth billions to the Australian economy, could be all but wiped out due to climate change, according to a new research report commissioned by a panel of world leaders that includes Scott Morrison.
UPDATE 1-China to slash coal-fired power capacity at big utilities by merging assets -document
“(The utilities) will strive to reduce coal-fired power capacity by one quarter to one third ...cutting total losses by more than 50% from the current level to achieve a significant decline in debt-to-asset ratios by the end of 2021,” the document said.
Gov. Polis on Colorado’s Quest for a Clean Grid — and Where Storage Fits In
Indeed, the initial bid prices for wind-plus-storage came in lower than even existing coal generation, Polis said, which may have encouraged Xcel's goal of attaining an 80 percent carbon-free mix by 2030.
Scottish Government sought to ‘assist’ troubled CS Wind prior to job losses
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Government said: “This has been a very difficult time for workers at the CS Wind tower facility at Machrihanish and our priority has been to support the company in its attempts to secure future work for the site.
Victorian energy savings scheme target increase to 2025 with more upgrades eligible for financial incentives
The Energy Savings Industry Association (ESIA) welcomes the release yesterday of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for target setting from 2021-25 which indicates the most ambitious targets since the program’s start in 2009.
BlackRock raises $1bn for clean power as wind, solar boom
Here’s the latest indicator of how hungry investors are to profit from clean energy: BlackRock just raised $1 billion for wind, solar and battery-storage projects.BlackRock Real Assets aims to raise a total of $2.5 billion for the fund, Giordano said.
NCH Launches built-for-purpose solar Panel cleaner for harsh Australian conditions
Cleaning solar panels twice a year will prevent this loss of productivity, however most commercial cleaners are designed for a different kind of dirt.Using a cleaning product specifically designed for solar panels can increase both the efficiency and lifespan of solar systems.
Tasmania Marinus Link would work best in fast transition to renewables
Plans to build a second interconnector linking the wind and hydro-rich island state of Tasmania to the mainland Australian grid could unlock up to $5 billion in new renewables investments, but only if the rest of the NEM keeps up a fast pace of clean energy transition.
Australia slammed for using First Nations people to try and dodge climate bill
Australia, in trying to minimise its culpability for to climate change impacts and avoid footing the bill for damaged caused, referenced the vulnerability of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to suggest that there shouldn’t be a ‘developing/developed country divide’ when it came to allocating responsibility for the costs of climate change.
Investors Still Waging War With Spain Over Retroactive Cuts
The Spanish renewable energy association APPA welcomed the 12-year offer, saying it “helps eliminate the regulatory uncertainty for existing projects.” For Spanish developers, it is potentially the best offer on the table, since they were forced to fight the retroactive cuts in Spanish courts that found in favor of the government.
Tilt lands $1 billion deal for sale of Snowtown 2 wind farm
The sale to Palisade Investment Partners Limited and First State Super follows the start of a “strategic” review launched in June by Tilt which was looking to free up capital for a raft of new investment opportunities in Australia for wind, solar and battery storage projects.
Speaking two weeks ago at an industry event hosted by FTI Consulting in New York, Hunsberger noted that BOEM has not yet breached the two-year permitting window given by President Donald Trump to federal agencies to complete their environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects.
Hyundai launches first car with solar roof charging system
The semi-transparent solar panels are applied to a panoramic sunroof, maintaining transparency whilst charging an electric vehicle’s battery or an additional battery mounted on an internal combustion engine vehicle.
Energy storage growth clumpy but broad in 2019, next year it triples
The quarter was the highest Q3 so far, and outside of massive months where utility scale projects dominated, is at the end of consistent growth (red line added by pv magazine USA ) when combining the various ups and downs of markets.
Orkney scheme for turning oil rigs into hydrogen producers seeks supporters
The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is leading the consortium, which also includes Flotta operator Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK), Aquatera, Cranfield University, Doosan, EMEC Hydrogen and NOV.
That includes a landmark conservation plan passed by the Obama administration’s Department of Interior in 2015, which was supported by both industry and conservationists.The plan included bans and restrictions on mining and oil and gas leasing on sage grouse habitat.
Mexico’s Clean Energy Sector Gets Renewable Credit Win
(Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s clean energy industry was handed a big win on Thursday after a federal court reversed an earlier decision on a renewable credits rule change that critics said would have been damaging to the sector.
Coal power becoming 'uninsurable' as firms refuse cover
The number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time US companies have taken action, leaving Lloyd’s of London and Asian insurers as the “last resort” for fossil fuels, according to a new report.
Jobs fight at CS Wind fails as ‘possible’ 80 workers face redundancy
Unite union described the situation as “pretty frightening” for the Scottish renewable energy sector as it warned that virtually all jobs at the company are “at risk”.“Where is the commitment from the Scottish Government to the whole green economy and the renewables sector throughout Scotland?”.
Why is pumped hydro in Australia not used very much?
Corporatisation of the various supply authorities during the 1990s, requiring them to operate like profit maximising businesses, was followed by the establishment of the National Electricity Market, the completion in 2001 of the major inter-connector between Queensland and New South Wales, and the construction of gas fired peaking power stations.