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Solar output tops coal in Australia main grid for first time

Renew Economy: The combined output of rooftop solar and large scale solar farms exceeded that of brown and black coal generation for the first time in Australia’s main grid on Sunday. According to energy analyst Simon Holmes a Court, quoting the OpenNEM data feed he helped establish, solar exceeded the output of coal at 12.35pm […]

August 23, 2021 Read More →

AGL’s $2 billion loss highlights transition plight of fossil companies

Renew Economy: AGL Energy announced a $2 billion loss for the 2021-22 financial year as Australia’s single largest greenhouse gas emitter grapples with how it can transform its business and manage what the switch from fossil fuel base-load to flexible generation. The deep losses revealed on Thursday serve as an example of the potentially painful […]

August 13, 2021 Read More →

CEO: AGL will speed up coal plant closures but not likely before 2040

Reuters: AGL Energy (AGL.AX), Australia’s leading power producer and biggest carbon emitter, expects to speed up plans to shut its coal-fired plants, but the phase-out is unlikely to happen before 2040, Chief Executive Graeme Hunt said on Thursday. Following a United Nations climate panel report on Monday that highlighted the urgent need to cut greenhouse […]

August 12, 2021 Read More →

Australia’s largest electricity user to shift to mainly renewables by 2029

Australian Financial Review ($): The country’s biggest electricity user is aiming to switch to a predominantly renewable power supply in 2029 in a groundbreaking move that would dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of one of NSW’s largest carbon emitters. Tomago Aluminium near Newcastle is in talks with a range of suppliers for wind, solar and […]

August 11, 2021 Read More →