Japan Will Soon Have the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

This article was originally posted at The Climate Group. View the original post here.  LONDON: Japan will soon have the world’s largest floating solar power plant, signalling increasing adoption of the efficient and innovative technology in Japan, which is due partly to lack of … Continue reading Japan Will Soon Have the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

Vic jobless rate on the rise… Renewables to the rescue?

Victoria is facing a jobs crisis. Nationally, the unemployment rate has jumped to a twelve-year high of 6.4 per cent, with Victoria among the worst performing mainland states with an unemployment rate of 7 per cent. The Age newspaper report that youth unemployment in Victoria … Continue reading Vic jobless rate on the rise… Renewables to the rescue?

Government policy threatens Victoria’s renewable energy jobs, forum told

Shadow energy minister Lily D'Ambrosio (Labor) addresses the packed Portland Forum.
Shadow energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio (Labor) addresses the packed Portland Forum.

Victoria has got what it takes to grow and maintain a thriving renewable energy jobs sector, but government policy roadblocks are standing in its way, a packed forum of locals heard in Portland on Sunday.

Former Australian Liberal party leader, Dr John Hewson, kicked off the Renewable Energy & Jobs Forum. Dr Hewson said governments need to do much more than we’re doing today to address climate change. “There are enormous opportunities from a sensible response to climate change,” Dr Hewson stated, referring to the jobs that can be created by the growing renewable energy sector.

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Former Australian Liberal leader, Dr John Hewson thinks a Victorian Renewable Energy Target is a good idea.

Speakers from Portland-based businesses that employ hundreds of locals told the packed audience that renewable energy is a key pillar of south west Victoria’s regional economy.  Continue reading “Government policy threatens Victoria’s renewable energy jobs, forum told”

Construction Set To Begin At Australia’s First Single-Axis Tracking Solar PV Project

This article originally posted at Clean Technica. View the original post here.  While Australia’s carbon policy seems to have hit a dead-end, good news from the renewable energy sector continues to pour in. The country will soon see construction begin … Continue reading Construction Set To Begin At Australia’s First Single-Axis Tracking Solar PV Project

Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

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This article originally posted at The Conversation. View the original post here

In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage.

But Professor Larkins is several years behind developments in renewable energy and its integration into electricity grids. In fact, we already have technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy — without significantly affecting supply. Continue reading “Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity”

The Laws Of Physics Not Consciously Aware of Human Behaviour, Reports The Australian

Published by www.etwasluft.blogspot.com.au. View original article.

There’s a clever way of criticising something, without needing to adhere to logic or reality. For example:

“I purchased this vehicle recently. Unfortunately, after a week using the vehicle, I found that it was unable to fly. I deem this vehicle to be a failure.”

Set your own criteria. If you really want the subject of your criticism to fail, intentionally shape those criteria to guarantee failure.

It’s this fallacy that drives criticism of the generation output of wind energy on hot days. As with all fallacies, it’s convenient, simple and palatable. Continue reading “The Laws Of Physics Not Consciously Aware of Human Behaviour, Reports The Australian”

Pollie Watch: Liberal MP sides with anti-wind fringe

For anyone who has been following the anti-wind farm lobby and their attempts to discredit the wind power sector over the years, this most recent offering might seem like their most desperate yet. Continue reading “Pollie Watch: Liberal MP sides with anti-wind fringe”