Scroll down....

Please scroll down for lots of useful information. There are links to industry and environmental journals, relevant dates in the environmental and renewable energy calendar, current debates, a solar PV Feed-in Tariff calculator, green products websites, campaign groups and more. Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking out.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Wind and solar project to challenge Australian PM's obsession with coal

Giles Parkinson on ReNew Economy has reported that a new, giant, wind and solar park will be competing with a proposal for a coal plant favoured by the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The plant would be constructed in North Queensland by Windlab, based in Canberra. The project is a direct rival to the Australian government's planned coal plant in the same area.

The Kennedy Energy Park would consist of a 600 MW wind farm combined with a 600 MW solar farm and would be based at Hughenden. It would supply around 80 percent of the local electricity demand once completed.

The coal plant favoured by the government and some local businesses would require subsidies because of the high price of coal generated power, which Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) estimates at around $130 per MWh. However, according to Roger Price, CEO of Windlab, the renewable energy project would need the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to become involved in order to act as a catalyst for banks. Tony Abbott has just instructed the CEFC to stop providing money to wind and solar projects, a totally ludicrous decision.

Source: ReNew Economy

No comments:

Post a Comment

Energy & Environment Dates 2012