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Renewable Energy, Alternative energy, New energy, Solar, Geothermal, Wind
nipper
post Posted: Dec 12 2018, 09:42 AM
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22,000 sites; 60,000 potential and 27 possible projects. The world of NSW pumped hydro.

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy...211-p50lf2.html

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Pumped hydro works by running water from a dam downhill through a turbine to generate electricity and then using excess energy to pump it back up the hill to run through again.
- l hope they realise the excess energy is exogenous, otherwise entropy has been 'tamed'



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blacksheep
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Gupta doubles down on green industrial plans for Whyalla, powered by cheap renewables

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Billionare steel magnate Sanjeev Gupta has unveiled more sensational details of his plans to transform Whyalla into a green industrial hub, powered by hundreds of megawatts of solar and storage.

The latest plans for the South Australian city that former PM Tony Abbott once warned would become a ghost town under a carbon tax are mostly of an industrial nature, but it’s worth remembering that all of Gupta’s plans are built on a foundation of cheap renewable energy.

In a “big reveal” that drew Australia’s top politicians (including our coal-loving PM, Scott Morrison), the visionary chief of the GFG Alliance revealed plans to give the existing steelworks a $600 million upgrade, and investigate the feasibility of building a massive new steelworks in the city.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/gupta-doubles-d...newables-24759/

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-10/brit...ection=business



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blacksheep
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In Reply To: blacksheep's post @ Sep 20 2018, 09:48 PM

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Marubeni Corp., the Japanese trading house for whom coal makes up about a quarter of its power generation, never expected renewable energy prices to plunge as much as they have.

Seizing those falling costs, the company plans to add 1 gigawatt of clean energy over the next five years as it halves its coal-fired generation by 2030, according to Masumi Kakinoki, chief executive officer of the company’s electricity generation business.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/201...adds-renewables
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Macquarie Group plugs into $22b Asian Renewable Energy Hub in Pilbara
Peter WilliamsThe West Australian
Monday, 8 October 2018 9:59AM
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The consortium behind a massive renewable energy project proposed for the Pilbara has brought Macquarie Group on board as an investor and bolstered the budget to more than $22 billion.

The Asian Renewable Energy Hub has also increased the wind and solar power development’s planned output from 9 gigawatts to more than 11 GW, with a greater focus on supplying domestic industry consumers.

Macquarie has agreed to provide development capital to the hub and join wind farm investor CWP Energy Asia, renewables developer Intercontinental Energy and Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas in the consortium.

The value of Macquarie’s commitment was not disclosed. The group has invested more than $20 billion in green energy globally since 2010 and has 12,546MW renewable power in operation or under management globally. Its assets include two Victorian wind farms.


read more - https://thewest.com.au/business/energy/macq...a-ng-b88983687z

About the Asian Renewable Energy Hub - https://asianrehub.com/about/



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'Renewables capital of Australia'? Port Augusta shows off its green energy credentials
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Thirteen renewable energy projects are underway or under consideration — from wind farms and pumped hydro-electric power to solar with storage that can shift electricity made when the sun's shining to meet peak demand in the evening.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-05/port...ection=business
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PR from Marubeni - big blow for coal, good news for renewables.

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Notification Regarding Business Policies Pertaining to Sustainability (In Relation to Coal-Fired Power Generation Business and Renewable Energy Generation Business)

Sep. 18. 2018
Marubeni Corporation

Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) recognizes that climate change is a major issue shared by all of humanity. It is a problem that threatens the co-existence of the global environment and society, a problem that has an enormous effect on Marubeni’s business and its shareholders, and a problem that Marubeni believes must be dealt with swiftly. Therefore, as part of Marubeni’s promotion of sustainable management, and in order to contribute fight global climate change, Marubeni has established new business policies (hereinafter, “Policies”) regarding its coal-fired power generation business and its renewable energy generation business.

1. The Process of Pulling Out of Coal-Fired Power Generation
As a global player in the power business, Marubeni will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions volume from its power generation portfolio. By 2030, Marubeni will cut its FY2018 coal-fired power net generation capacity of approximately 3GW in half. Additionally, Marubeni will deploy innovative technologies to increase the efficiency of its portfolio assets, and proactively promote the reduction of its environmental impact.

2. The Policy on New Coal-Fired Power Generation Business
As a general principle, Marubeni will no longer enter into any new coal-fired power generation business. However, Marubeni might consider pursuing projects that adopt BAT (“Best Available Technology”, which at present is USC: “Ultra-supercritical steam generating technology) and are compliant with the policies and measures of the Japanese government and any country in which the project will be executed (e.g. energy supply stability, poverty and employment measures and economic growth policies). Nevertheless, even if Marubeni does make an exception to take on a project like this, Marubeni will make proposals on the creation of a low-carbon society, efficient power generation systems and the diversification of energy sources; Marubeni will make efforts to contribute to the resolution of local issues in the country and/or region in which the project is executed.

3. Proactive Involvement in Renewable Energy Generation Business
Looking forward to the expansion of the renewable energy generation business, Marubeni will strive to expand the ratio of power generated by renewable energy sources in its own net power supply from approximately 10% to approximately 20% by 2023. Furthermore, Marubeni will contribute to the transition towards a low-carbon society by promoting the expansion of the handled volume of renewable energy sources pertaining to energy trading. An example of this is SmartestEnergy Ltd.*, a wholly-owned subsidiary located in the United Kingdom that manages approximately 3GW of total energy, which is purchased from independent generators; about 80% of that 3GW is generated by renewable energy sources.


Moving toward the achievement of these Policies, Marubeni will work to properly communicate and cooperate with its diverse stakeholders, and also proactively disclose updates on Marubeni’s progress in reaching these goals. Additionally, given the changes to the external environment, Marubeni will refer to the various international guidelines, beginning with the OECD Export Credits Arrangement, diligently monitor measures taken by different countries in terms of coal-fired and renewable energy generation business, as well as the international state of affairs, and use this information to periodically review and rework its own policies from the standpoint of climate change counter measures.

In April 2018, Marubeni launched the Sustainability Management Committee (hereinafter, “the Committee”) under the supervision of the President and CEO, with the aim to strengthen the company’s sustainability initiatives. Since its launch, and while soliciting the opinions of external parties, the Committee has discussed a number of basic policies and measures pertaining to Marubeni’s sustainability initiatives, beginning with identification and periodic review of the materiality. Policies and measures considered as a result of these discussions will be announced as part of Marubeni’s ESG related data once it has been compiled.


https://www.marubeni.com/en/news/2018/release/00028.html

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Analyst Tim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) described the move as a “body-blow” to the global coal lobby and a vital endorsement of the Paris climate agreement.

As one of the largest new coal fired power plant developers globally, this announcement by Marubeni (assuming it is true), is of global significance.

“Like the halving of renewable energy tariffs in India in 2017, the news that Marubeni Corp is shifting its global weight behind the transition to renewables is a body-blow to the global coal industry and a profoundly important endorsement of the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement.

“IEEFA congratulates President Fumiya Kokubu for this truly amazing strategic shift. It is inevitable that other global coal plant developers like POSCO of South Korea, Siemens of Germany and GE of America will be forced to evaluate their own position in light of Marubeni’s decision.”

As per IEEFA’s July 2018 report, Marubeni Corp has over 12GW of new coal fired power plants under development globally, covering both Japan and emerging new coal frontiers like Botswana, Egypt, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar.

https://www.michaelwest.com.au/marubenis-sh...exit-from-coal/



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Printed Solar Panels

- 200 microns thick.... cheaper than silicon but, at current technical specifications, likely to only last 2-3 years
https://amp-abc-net-au.cdn.ampproject.org/v...ergy%2F10186950



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Gupta's billion-dollar renewables program the 'ultimate liberator' for Australian industry
By Rebecca Puddy
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The first project in a US$1 billion nationwide renewable energy program has been launched near Whyalla, in South Australia, as part of a push to bring down Australia's electricity prices.

Key points:
Sanjeev Gupta's SIMEC ZEN Energy has launched a $1 billion, one-gigawatt dispatchable renewable energy program
It will comprise of many renewable energy projects, including co-generation at the Whyalla steel plant
The first project, Cultana Solar Farm, could power almost 100,000 homes


read more - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-15/gupt...hyalla/10122036




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mullokintyre
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In Reply To: nipper's post @ Jun 8 2018, 09:33 AM

Ya an even bigger cynic than me!
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nipper
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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Jun 8 2018, 08:06 AM

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Hopefully, it will mean cheaper PVC's here in Oz
- so, we can look forward to 'dumping'? That's the usual course of action.



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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne

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