Wednesday 3 June 2015

The disruptive power of batteries

Jun 03 2015
I have just spent the weekend driving the remarkable Tesla Model S. A week ago I caught up with the video of Tesla founder, Elon Musk, presenting the company’s new products, the Powerwall and Powerpack.

I get it now. It’s all about the batteries. The car itself is a big leap forward, for sure, but it’s the batteries that will kill the internal combustion engine and, eventually, coal and gas electricity generation.

Monday 25 May 2015

Rebirth for region's renewables after RET deal

Canberra Times
May 23, 2015

Developers believe dormant wind farm projects, valued at a combined $1 billion across the capital region, were set to be reawakened by the agreement on a renewable energy target last week.

After more than 18 months of deep uncertainty as the target was reviewed and lowered, 10 proposed wind farms in the Southern Tablelands now have a greater chance of being financed and built…