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Please contact the appropriate electricity distributor for information on other areas. Powercor Network CitiPower Network Map icons Tap the map icons to display full outage details including affected areas and estimated restoration times. Widespread Outages. Electric vehicles. Australia's renewable energy wars: How to win the argument for green power. The first post in this three-part series compared the energy plans of Australia's major political parties with the rest of the world.
The second post considered the economics of Australia transitioning to a renewables-based energy system. When it comes to the politics of climate change and renewable energy, it is relevant to consider both strategy and tactics. Climate change is not going to be solved with a single giant global treaty and a perfect emissions trading scheme. Climate action is not, internationally or domestically, a 'one shot game'. As such, agents of climate action, including policymakers, must take seriously the idea that decarbonising global and national economic sectors will require a strategic approach. Good strategy requires taking into account the feedback effects of near-term individual policy interventions with a view to achieving a long-term goal that can't be attained through the near-term policies alone. The Green Electricity Guide. Select your state (above) and a ranking of power companies (green, orange and red) appears down the left hand side.
Click on each company for more information.For a national ranking select ‘All’. This guide has been developed to help inform Australians about which electricity retailers really are as ‘green’ as they say they are. The electricity sector is the largest source of greenhouse emissions in Australia. 85 per cent of our electricity still comes from coal and gas fired power stations. The rest comes from renewables: mostly hydro and wind but also from an increasing amount of rooftop solar. By choosing a retailer that invests its money in renewables rather than coal and gas you can help clean up our energy sector by reducing carbon pollution. Origin Energy, EnergyAustralia and AGL currently provide electricity to over three quarters of Australian households. The ACT market is heavily dominated by ActewAGL. Nissan's Leaf-Charging Wireless Pad Could Signal An Industry Surge. Australia's renewable energy target deal hits last-minute snag over wood burning.
A deal to end the lengthy stand-off over Australia’s renewable energy target has hit a dramatic late hitch after Labor accused the Coalition of trying to include the burning of wood waste as a renewable energy source.
The federal government and the opposition have held on-off talks for several months over a deal to cut the renewable energy target (RET), which mandates that 41,000 gigawatt hours of Australia’s energy must come from renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2020. Here's Some "Visually Awful" Wind Farms That'll Make You Angry. Kinetic energy may power our home and gadgets starting in 5 years. In areas with no electricity, this power-generating soccer ball is providing the light. Model S Design Studio. Futuristic concept car that can split into two motorcycles is the solution to traffic - Lost At E Minor: For creative people. Imagine yourself stuck in traffic.
Solar Roadways - Introduction. We are excited to announce that Indiegogo has asked us to join their InDemand program: It allows teams to continue raising funds for their projects.
We are very excited about this for many reasons: We've had numerous requests since our original campaign ended: "Can I still donate? ", "Can I still get a Solar Roadways perk? " China Vs. the West: The Renewables Arms Race. Why is China leading in the race for renewable energy?
In terms of a detective novel, China has both motive and means to build a new green growth system. It has abundant motives due to the appalling pollution problems it has created in over three decades of unbridled economic growth. (These problems are reviewed in telling detail in the YouTube video “Under the Dome” by Chinese journalist Chai Jing). China also has the means in the form of a strong state. The government is prepared to intervene in the economy to drive the promotion of manufacturing industries that are producing green energy and resource devices. China’s move has direct consequences for Western countries. Untitled. China's long-anticipated formal pledge to international climate change negotiations, it's 'intended nationally determined contribution' or INDC, has arrived.
China's target is a 60% to 65% reduction in the emissions-intensity of the economy by 2030 pegged at 2005 levels, with carbon dioxide emissions peaking around 2030, perhaps earlier. China has also pledged to increase the share of non-fossil fuels to 20% of total energy use and a large increase in forest carbon stocks. The emissions-intensity target means reducing the ratio of carbon dioxide emissions to GDP by 60% to 65%, or conversely, increasing the amount of economic output per tonne of carbon by almost two-thirds.
The Future is Clear. Quantum Energy Reliable Hot Water Systems. Saudi Arabia may go broke before the US oil industry buckles. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Photo: Andrew Harnik/Reuters If the oil futures market is correct, Saudi Arabia will start running into trouble within two years.
I believe there was a poem entitled 'Ozymandias', written well over a century ago. History loves repeating itself. – jtlawson
Heresy in Texas! The era of big oil is almost over. It sounds like heresy but there’s a discouraging word coming out of energy-rich Texas: the days of booming oil production are almost over. A group of scientists, scholars and energy activists is meeting this week at the University of Texas to discuss what they see as an impending global decline in oil production. That would mean higher prices, more conservation, an emphasis on alternatives and lots of lifestyle changes. Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower. The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying.
The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves. Oil glut forecaster Maugeri admits duff maths. This article was first published in EurOil, 24 July 2012, and by2degreesnetwork, 30 July 2012.
Move over peak oil, the world is heading for glut, according to a recent report by Leonardo Maugeri, a former executive with the Italian oil company Eni. Subtitled “the unprecedented upsurge of oil production capacity and what it means for the world”, the report claims the next decade could see the largest increase in production capacity since the 1980s, leading to prolonged overproduction and “a significant, stable dip of oil prices”. Good news for motorists and the world economy then, and bad news for tar sands producers and OPEC members who need more than $100/barrel to rub along these days. The global energy challenge: Awash with carbon. Even though countries are burning unprecedented amounts of oil and gas, the estimates of how much is left continue to grow, thanks to high prices and new technologies that have enabled companies to find and extract new resources.
A decade ago, it was the tar sands of Canada and Venezuela. More recently, hydraulic-fracturing technologies have opened up oil and gas resources in the United States. Across the globe, proven oil and gas reserves are 60% higher today than they were in 1991. At current consumption rates, those reserves would last for about 60 years — and that could be extended by new discoveries and unconventional deposits. Coal reserves have not increased in size, but the supply will last for at least a century at current rates of consumption. Renewables such as solar and wind power are growing faster than any other source of energy, but are barely making a dent in fossil-fuel consumption.
Genesis Energy to close last coal-fired power stations in NZ. Genesis Energy will retire its last two coal-burning generators by 2018. Photo: Bloomberg New Zealand is saying goodbye to coal-fired power generation, with Genesis Energy advising it will permanently shut its last two coal-burning generators by December 2018 amid ample supplies of cheaper renewable energy generation and subdued demand. Iran’s Centuries-Old Windmills May Soon Stop Turning. Without regular attention, Iran’s centuries-old windmills may one day stop. (Nat Geo News) "The Old Windmill" - The windmills in Nashtifan (by IWCS)
SA weather: Power 'gradually' returning after blackout plunged state into darkness.