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Another day, another renewables record in Australia

Renew Economy:

Australia’s clean energy transition continues apace with new records being set for the highest share of renewable energy generation, and the lowest output for coal generators.

The new benchmarks were spotted by analyst Dylan McConnell from the Climate and Energy College, using the data from the OpenNEM resource.

They show a new record high share of renewables on Australia’s main grid for a weekday when the combined output of solar, wind and hydro reached 56.2 per cent just before 2pm on Thursday.

This is just short of the 57.1 per cent renewables share reached last Saturday, but the significance is that weekdays generally have higher demand as more industry is operating, so it’s a milestone worth recording.

[Giles Parkinson]

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