Australia’s energy future: the real power is not where you’d think

Australia’s energy future: the real power is not where you’d think

Pro-Adani supporters as environment activists arrive by convoy in Clermont, Queensland. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images In Canberra, a month on from Scott Morrison’s election victory, there is talk of feasibility studies for a new Queensland coal plant, and a nascent nuclear debate. But if we shift our vantage point to Adelaide, Australia’s near-term energy […]

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Wind and solar to make up 50 percent of energy mix by 2050

Czech-based coal mining and energy group EPH will buy two plants, a gas-fired facility in Ballylumford and a coal-fired one in Kilroot. Barbara LABORDE, AFP/File BloombergNEF (BNEF) released its latest New Energy Outlook – putting this investment opportunity at $13.3 trillion dollars with wind and solar taking $5.3 trillion and $4.2 trillion respectively. The key driver […]

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Growth of renewable energy complicating the dynamics of trade and energy relations

The rise of renewable energy has complicated many of the long-standing dynamics in the relationship between trade and energy as against the traditional fossil fuel-based economy, where there were haves and have nots. And, therefore, both the suppliers of fossil fuels and the consumers have had a tacit interest in ensuring the free, uninterrupted flow […]

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