South Australia household batteries keeps lights on in Queensland after coal unit fails

South Australia household batteries keeps lights on in Queensland after coal unit fails

The VPP detected the frequency drop and immediately injected power into the grid from residential batteries installed on SA Housing Trust properties across the state, contributing with other providers to return the system back to normal, said South Australia energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan in a separate statement.“Although the Virtual Power Plant is in its early days, it is already demonstrating how it can provide the network support traditionally performed by large conventional generators,” the minister said.

Solar Developers Smell Trouble on Long Island as Offshore Wind Arrives

Solar Developers Smell Trouble on Long Island as Offshore Wind Arrives

Total solar installations on Long Island dropped from 111.7 megawatts in 2016 to 83.2 megawatts the following year, and then fell to 66.2 megawatts in 2018, according to numbers from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Another nail in coal’s coffin? German steel furnace runs on renewable hydrogen in world first

Another nail in coal’s coffin? German steel furnace runs on renewable hydrogen in world first

The company successfully demonstrated the ability for hydrogen to be used to fuel a steel blast furnace, and Thyssenkrupp sees the achievement as the first step towards transitioning the manufacturing industry towards zero-emissions steel production.

IHS Markit: Despite China decline global solar growth in 2019 to hit 129GW

IHS Markit: Despite China decline global solar growth in 2019 to hit 129GW

However, the market research firm has become increasingly concerned about the lack of visibility for strong global demand in the second quarter of 2020, compounded by the additional manufacturing capacity (cells and modules) expected to start ramping production in the first half of 2020.

‘At least’ £1bn North Sea cash should fund energy transition, Sturgeon says

‘At least’ £1bn North Sea cash should fund energy transition, Sturgeon says

“But we also have to ensure that areas like the north-east of Scotland, where the economy has been built on the oil and gas industry, are supported to make the transition to new low or no carbon industries.”.

Seven turbine scheme submitted

Seven turbine scheme submitted

The development would be on a site about two miles east of Rogart, 5km north-west of Golspie and 1km south of the operational Kilbraur wind farm.

Testing underway for Australia’s first offshore wind farm

Testing underway for Australia’s first offshore wind farm

And with tests set to get underway, developers are hoping the minister and others within the federal Coalition will be more open-minded about an offshore wind project – particularly considering the amount of jobs and economic activity it has been forecast to generate in the region.

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With the International Energy Agency forecasting more than 130 million electric vehicles on roadways worldwide by 2030, manufacturers and startups are looking ahead to keep EV batteries from the landfill through second-life use and recycling.

Malternative Energy – Giving a dram about decarbonisation

Malternative Energy – Giving a dram about decarbonisation

By providing a guaranteed market and price for renewably generated marine energy, distilleries can help such projects achieve the economic support they need to develop while meeting their own decarbonisation and social responsibility targets.

SSE gets revised planning consent for Highland ‘subsidy-free’ wind farm extension

SSE gets revised planning consent for Highland ‘subsidy-free’ wind farm extension

SSE Renewables has been granted a revised planning consent for an extension to Scotland’s first subsidy-free onshore wind farm in the Highlands.Scottish Ministers said yesterday they would revise the planning consent for an 11-turbine extension to Gordonbush onshore wind farm.

Chinese workers complete world's first operation on 1,100-kv DC transmission line

Chinese workers complete world's first operation on 1,100-kv DC transmission line

"The line linking northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the southern part of Anhui Province is the first 1,100-kv DC transmission line in the world, and there is no previous experience on its operation and maintenance," said Wu Weiguo with Anhui Electric Power Transmission and Transformation Co., Ltd. The west-to-east ultra-high-voltage (UHV) DC power transmission line, stretching 3,324 kilometers long, passes through China's Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Henan and Anhui.

Study: US air pollution deaths increased by 9,700 a year from 2016 to 2018

Study: US air pollution deaths increased by 9,700 a year from 2016 to 2018

Many PM2.5 pollutants — like nitrate, sulfate, and elemental carbon — are primarily emitted by power plants, vehicles, and industrial facilties; during economic booms, those facilities are used more and produce more emissions, which could account for the increase from 2016 to 2018.

Morrison’s crackdown on climate protests could have unintended consequences

Morrison’s crackdown on climate protests could have unintended consequences

In a show of solidarity with the coal industry, Morrison outlined his plan to crack down on climate protestors and campaigns that encourage ‘secondary boycotts’ on companies providing services to the fossil fuel industry, in a speech to the Queensland Resources Council’s ‘State of the Sector’ forum in Brisbane.“[There is an] even more worrying development.

New law will hold B.C. government accountable for climate action

New law will hold B.C. government accountable for climate action

This legislation demonstrates clear resolve to be open and transparent about progress being made, and to continue to solicit external advice to inform the decisions and ongoing leadership needed to cut pollution, sustain our economy and enhance the lives of all British Columbians.”.

Shell and EDPR Win Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Tender

Shell and EDPR Win Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Tender

Massachusetts on Wednesday selected an 804-megawatt project backed by Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell and EDP Renewables, as the winner of its second offshore wind procurement.Mayflower's win comes a year and a half after Massachusetts awarded an 800-megawatt project in its first solicitation to Vineyard Wind.

The largest private coal company in the United states just went bankrupt

The largest private coal company in the United states just went bankrupt

Even before the rise of wind and solar as significant contributors to the electricity mix, cheap fracked gas was eating coal’s lunch, and the capacity factors of coal plants have fallen sharply, undermining their economics.

DOE Awards $28 Million for Wind Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

DOE Awards $28 Million for Wind Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

Six projects will receive a total of $7 million to conduct testing in support of innovative offshore wind research and development utilizing existing national-level testing facilities.

Hanging with the lab rats: NREL researchers lay groundwork to accelerate US clean energy transition

Hanging with the lab rats: NREL researchers lay groundwork to accelerate US clean energy transition

NREL wind energy researchers contributed to a journal article published in Science on Oct. 10 that identified three key challenges for the wind energy sector: improved understanding of the resource and its flow in the atmosphere where wind plants operate; addressing the structural and system dynamics of the largest rotating machines in the world; and designing and operating wind power plants to support grid reliability.

Offshore wind consultancy setting up Edinburgh base

Offshore wind consultancy setting up Edinburgh base

International engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Edinburgh to capitalise on Scotland’s renewable energy potential.In addition to heading up OWC’s team in Edinburgh, Mr Sutherland will also participate in the company’s global advisory, engineering and project management assignments within offshore wind.

Exxon blasts New York’s climate lawsuit as trial opens

Exxon blasts New York’s climate lawsuit as trial opens

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s lawyer slammed New York’s securities-fraud case as the trial opened, saying the state “twisted” reality by conflating two internal metrics the company uses to account for the financial impact of climate change on its business.

Investing with commercial rigour in Australia’s clean energy transition: CEFC Annual Report

Investing with commercial rigour in Australia’s clean energy transition: CEFC Annual Report

CEFC CEO Ian Learmonth said the Annual Report demonstrated that the CEFC was investing with commercial rigour and increasingly well equipped to address the challenges of Australia’s transition to lower emissions.“The CEFC has a unique role as a catalyst for change.

What Will It Take to Build Offshore Wind in Oregon?

What Will It Take to Build Offshore Wind in Oregon?

The study, published this month by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), modeled the potential cost of power from floating offshore wind farms sited at five zones equally spaced along a north-south axis at least 10 nautical miles from Oregon’s coast.

The fuel of the future

The fuel of the future

It yoked together greens, who thought wood was carbon-neutral; utilities, which saw co-firing as a cheap way of saving their coal plants; and governments, which saw wood as the only way to meet their renewable-energy targets.

Can Venture Capital Make America Do Tough Things Again?

Can Venture Capital Make America Do Tough Things Again?

Additional resources: Fortune: Why This Venture Capitalist Is Tackling 'Tough Tech' Listen to our previous Interchange episode on why cleantech VC is back Vox: This Climate Problem Is Bigger Than Cars and Much Harder to Solve Support for the Interchange podcast comes from Schneider Electric, the leader of the digital transformation in energy management and automation.

New North Sea industry event looks to 2035 and beyond

New North Sea industry event looks to 2035 and beyond

Commenting on the event, which will be held in Aberdeen on Thursday, October, 24 OGUK supply chain director Matt Abraham said: “The people joining our industry today are among the most important voices in shaping the industry of tomorrow.

Australia Institute says nuclear power ‘uninsurable and uneconomic’ in Australia

Australia Institute says nuclear power ‘uninsurable and uneconomic’ in Australia

The Australia Institute was also pessimistic about the potential for Small Modular Reactors (SMR) to be used in a viable nuclear project, finding that they suffer from ‘diseconomies’ of scale, and are likely to remain more expensive than zero-emissions alternatives until at least beyond 2040.In its submission to the nuclear inquiry, the Australian Energy Market Operator said that it believed it would take at least 15 years to get a Small Modular Reactor up and running in Australia.

Multi-million drone solution unveiled for offshore energy assets

Multi-million drone solution unveiled for offshore energy assets

A consortium of five UK universities has unveiled new robot technology designed for the inspection, repair and maintenance of offshore energy assets.The Orca Hub, a multi-million pound research collaboration that saw universities work with 35 industrial and innovation partners, aims to advance robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for use on North Sea renewable energy assets.

How climate change ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders

How climate change ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders

[I] would take immediate action on day one of my Administration to meet this challenge and ensure the US achieves a 100 percent clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050.

£16.8m funding for geothermal power plant

£16.8m funding for geothermal power plant

Completing the second phase would mean that Eden would generate sufficient renewable energy to become carbon positive by 2023, as well as aiming to provide heat and power for the local area.

Australian solar glass technology tapped for off-grid greenhouse trial

Australian solar glass technology tapped for off-grid greenhouse trial

The companies said construction of the demonstration greenhouse was expected to begin as soon as possible, and be completed within 12 months.“Roots’ RTZO technology significantly reduces energy requirements by maintaining optimal root temperatures for crops and plants, rather than heating or cooling the air,” said Roots CEO, Sharon Devir.“We see substantial opportunities for our greenhouse customers to utilise ClearVue’s solar products to power their RZTO and IBC systems off-grid.