The mining industry is going green - at least in its electricity supply. A special “live” podcast from the Energy and Mines conference in Perth.
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After a bumper year of profits in 2018, EnergyAustralia has taken a hit from state and federal retail power price re-regulation, suffering a write-down of up to $A1.3 billion.
Consider this statistic. An average size off grid mine with a 30MW power plant will likely burn about $1.4 billion of diesel fuel over a 20-year period, at current prices. That’s about one third of the total cost of the mine.
Miners turn corner on renewables, with minimum 50% wind and solar considered the norm, and looking to use cheap renewables to build industries rather than just export ore.
The 180MW Berrybank wind farm will use turbines constructed in a former car factory in Geelong.
Latest Draft Standard for residential battery installations threatens same impact as scrapped “battery bunker” rule – blocking battery installations in, or on, homes.
A small group within renewable energy industry have set up an inaugural event, for those involved in the sector, as well as its supporters
The Northern Territory is at a crossroads. It can go down the dead-end street of gas fracking, or become Australia’s first renewable-driven economy.
Australia’s market leader in renewable energy and storage development, Edify Energy, has celebrated the completion of Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS).
Contracted wind and solar generated 98% of ACT's net demand over past year, and 78% of ACT's electricity could theoretically have been supplied directly from wind and solar without storage.