Posts Tagged ‘Australia’s’

Australia’s largest windfarm wins planning approval

$1bn project in Queensland’s Bowen basin to consist of almost 200 turbines The Queensland government has approved the country’s largest windfarm, a $1bn project to build almost 200 turbines in the shadow of the Bowen basin’s coalmines. The 800-megawatt Clarke Creek project, in cattle country north-west of Rockhampton, received planning approval on Tuesday morning. The […]

Coal has no place in Australia’s energy future

The future is in plain sight. I saw it over the past two weekends at either end of the country: in a house in Middleton south of Hobart and on Low Island, north-east of Cairns. View full post on Wind Power News

How Tesla’s big battery is bringing Australia’s gas cartel to heel

South Australia’s big gamble on grid-scale battery storage may pay for itself in just a year if it continues to prevent massive price spikes • Giles Parkinson is editor of RenewEconomy On Sunday 14 January something very unusual happened. The Australian Energy Market Operator called – as it often does – for generators in South […]

Australia’s biggest wind farm to be built near Bunya Mountains

Australia's largest wind farm will be built to the north of the Bunya Mountains, about 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, after final details were confirmed last week. The Queensland Government approved the project in March 2017, but it has been enlarged to boost the number of turbines from 115 to 123 huge turbines. View full […]

How Christmas prawns explain Australia’s power blackouts

Just as the Howard government once claimed incorrectly that refugees were throwing their children into the water, the Turnbull government is deliberately misleading the public about the cause of blackouts and energy shortages around the country. Blaming renewable energy for causing the storms and heatwaves that cause blackouts is simply the latest attempt by this […]

South Australia’s wind energy crisis & state wide blackout …

From the ” it's a 50 year storm I tell you ” department, comes this interesting find by Larry Hamlin. While apologists rush to blame “climate change enhanced severe weather” for failure of the grid in South Australia, Hamlin finds that this problem with wind turbine farms maintaining frequency and causing a blackout was foreseen […]

South Australia’s blackout explained (and no, renewables aren’t to blame)

Some wrongly implicated windfarms when the entire state lost power after one of the worst storms in 50 years knocked out high-voltage power pylons On Wednesday, something very unusual happened: the entire state of South Australia lost power. Known as a “system black,” it’s something the Australian Energy Market Operator (Aemo) had only prepared for […]

Australia’s first hybrid wind-solar farm to be built near Canberra

Exclusive: farm gets the green light to be built by Chinese companies after $9.9m grant from renewable energy agency Australia’s first large-scale hybrid wind and solar farm is set to be built near Canberra, with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) providing a $9.9m grant. The money would go towards the $26m cost of building […]

Wild Weather Powers South Australia’s Wind Farms to Milestone

Wind farms supplied more than two thirds of South Australia's electricity at the weekend, with an even bigger contribution on Monday in a sign of the state's growing embrace of clean energy. Wind provided 83 percent of the state's power needs in the 24 hours to 4 p.m. on Monday when turbines helped turn the […]

Wind Energy Holding set to take over Australia’s CWP Renewables

WIND ENERGY Holding Co , majority-owned by Thailand’s KPN Group, has agreed to acquire CWP Renewables, a renewable-energy developer and asset manager in Australia, from Continental Wind Partners and the Wind Prospect Group. WEH will also purchase 50 per cent of CWP’s Australian business, including 800 megawatts in assets on which construction will start this […]