We’ve scoured all four corners of the internet for all the latest #renewables news (to save you a bit of time). Grab a coffee, here’s the gist (01/11/21 edition):
- Clean power supply hits record high—supplying more than 60% of the nation’s main grid during a half-hour period in September (via the SMH).
- No surprises here—The national grid can’t keep up with renewable output, putting pressure on the outpaced means of transmission from rural harvesting areas to high-demand areas (via ABC).
- Coal and gas can’t compete with the plunging wholesale prices of renewables. Major energy providers are winding down and even ceasing coal-powered operations to avoid running at a loss (courtesy of Business Insider).
- Victoria is looking to subsidise microgrids to boost the ‘energy resilience’ of towns that were disconnected from the state’s grid following the 2019-2020 fires (via onestepoffthegrid.com.au).
- Replacing coal and gas with renewables will provide secure employment for coal and gas communities, says Greens leader, Adam Bandt (via Townsville Bulletin).
- Plenty of opportunities exist for New England locals who want to upskill into solar power (via The Daily Telegraph).
- The Sun Cable project has announced the world-leading experts joining forces to deliver competitively priced electricity into Australia and Singapore by 2026 (via Utility Magazine). Spoken about this one before—what a massive project expressing a clear priority for renewable energy.
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) is a view of the finished Sunnyside Solar Project: