Tag: Australia

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Renewable sector concerned over Australia’s green energy push

Elon Musk has accepted that Australia must be cautious over its transition to renewables, stating that developers of wind and solar energy farms are not meeting industry standards. The French clean energy company Neoen, which has work alongside Musk’s Tesla on a battery farm in South Australia, has reiterated concerns […]

Qatar to boost LNG output by 43%

Qatar to boost LNG output by 43%

Qatar has announced plans to increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) production to 110 million tonnes annually, a rise of 43%. Qatar currently produces 77 million tonnes of LNG annually and earlier this year announced plans to increase this to 100 million tonnes following its decision to lift an embargo on […]

Australia prioritises electricity prices over coal phase out

Australia prioritises electricity prices over coal phase out

Australia has rejected calls from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report to phase out the use of coal by 2050, describing such actions as “irresponsible”, instead focusing on its priority of cutting domestic electricity prices. Melissa Price, Australia’s environment minister, who previously worked in the mining industry, […]

Global demand for coal pushes prices up

Global demand for coal pushes prices up

Following a notable run up during this year, benchmark rates for coal in Australia are up 30% since July – approaching the $100/t mark in November 2016. In China, restrictions on coal imports have seen local prices driven to its highest in several years. According to Platts, as a result […]

Youth Solar of Greenpeace, together with a secondary school class of Lauperswil, install a 480 m2 / 80 kWp photovoltaic system on the roof of the farm of Simon Hertig in Zollbrück, Lauperswil. In the first phase of construction the substructure gets installed. In the second phase the cables get installed. After this the first panels can be mounted - a total of 384 pieces.
Zollbrück, 8. Mai 2012: Jugendsolar baut mit einer 9. Klasse aus Lauperswil BE eine 480 qm2 grosse und ca. 80 kWp starke Photovoltaikanlage auf dem Stall von Bauer Simon Hertig. In der 1. Bauphase wird die Unterkonstruktion verlegt und befestigt. In der 2. Bauphase wird in erster Linie verkabelt, danach können bereits die ersten Panels montiert werden (insgesamt 384 Stück!). © Greenpeace / Phillip Rohner

Economist criticises renewable energy expenditure

A leading Australian economist has criticised the cost of renewable energy. The economist, Judith Sloan, highlighted the huge amounts of money spent on renewable energy. She said: “hundreds of millions of dollars annually to subsidise renewable energy companies. “With very few exceptions, governments all over the world have fallen into […]

High quality coal important to reduce emissions – Deputy Prime Minister

High quality coal important to reduce emissions – Deputy Prime Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia has highlighted the importance of high quality coal in the energy mix. Australia exports large amounts of coal to developing economies around Asia, which are in turn using the resource to further their development. Joyce said: “Australia has some of the highest quality coal […]

Malcolm Turnbull, former Liberal Party leader and the communications spokesman for the Liberal-led coalition, stands in front of an apartment block in central Sydney September 3, 2013. A popular millionaire technology entrepreneur, Turnbull is behind the Australian opposition's flagship revised plan for a national high-speed internet service, and is himself a not-so-secret weapon for this Saturday's federal election being well-liked by both business and the public. More left-leaning than his successor as party leader, Tony Abbott, Turnbull is consistently chosen in opinion polls as the country's preferred leader over his right-wing boss, with his appeal extending to swing voters. Picture taken September 3, 2013.   REUTERS/David Gray      (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTX1399M

Prime Minister of Australia takes a stand on reliable energy

The Prime Minister of Australia has made a stand on securing energy supply. Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, is advocating that a Liddell coal fired power station be kept open to ensure the stability of energy supply. Speaking in the Australian parliament the Prime Minister said: “We face […]

Coal phase-out risks energy security – AEMO

Coal phase-out risks energy security – AEMO

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has warned that a move away from coal power and over reliance on renewable energy will cause power shortages. The report highlights increased risk of an insufficient amount of energy to meet supply. South Australia became the posterchild for a rush to renewable energy […]