The Federal Cabinet recently met to consider the Government’s plan for a net zero emissions by 2050 target. This has proved challenging for the Coalition partners. The push for stronger interim targets has emerged in the lead up to the Glasgow Climate Summit and has been reinforced by other countries increasing their commitments. We look at some of the targets that have been set both domestically and internationally.
Debate about Australia’s national security needs and commitment to nuclear submarines has led to renewed advocacy for a domestic nuclear power industry. The question of nuclear power has previously been formally canvassed. While it's sensible to keep technology options open through a technology neutral approach, nuclear generation has major impediments to its introduction in Australia. We look at some of the challenges.
There’s been plenty of media attention around claims the average Australian household could save $5000 annually on their energy and vehicle costs by 2030 and up to $6000 by 2035 through greater electrification. But what is the basis for this claim? And what would have to happen for this to occur?
A momentous change in the National Electricity Market occurs at midnight. Energy will no longer be settled in 30-minute slices, instead each five-minute interval will be settled against its own dispatch price. Sound simple? Conceptually perhaps. But hundreds of millions of dollars were invested to make it happen and it’s affected all parts of the industry.
An ARENA supported project sponsored by the AEC, to research and model the Double-Sided Causer Pays approach to controlling Primary Frequency Response, and also to other related slow-moving services such as those for regulation. This project will support the evaluation of DSCP by policymakers relative to other primary frequency control options.
The Frequency Control Subgroup within the Australian Energy Council engaged MarketWise Solutions to explore some options for an inertia ancillary service market to be developed as part of the National Electricity Market.
Latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows Australia’s solar installations continue to climb. Our latest Solar Report updates on rooftop systems across the nation, the uptake of batteries with solar, and identifies the nation's top postcodes that are leading residential solar uptake.
This project is to research and model the Double-Sided Causer Pays approach to controlling Primary Frequency Response and potentially to other related slow-moving services such as those for regulation. An ARENA supported project sponsored by the AEC.
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