Trump’s far-fetched solar wall idea sparks surge in US solar stocks

Source: NBC President Donald Trump’s bizarre vision of a “solar wall” to keep illegal refugees on the other side of the Mexican border and help pay for the construction of the 3,200km barrier, has lit a fire under stocks in the US, despite widespread scepticism it might ever happen. Reneweconomy noted the talk about the … Read more

$53.8 million for Stanwell Power Station

PRESS RELEASE $53.8 million will be invested for a series of major projects at Stanwell Power Station west of Rockhampton, over the next year. Queensland Energy Minister Mark Bailey announced today the projects will include $24.3 million in spending on major overhauls and $14.4 million for a control system upgrade, along with some smaller projects. … Read more

Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

ThinkProgress CREDIT: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and ridiculed wind energy. “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes,” Trump told the crowd. Iowa is the leading producer of wind energy in the country … Read more

Battery storage “gigafactory” planned for Darwin for 2018

Australia’s first battery storage “gigafactory” is likely to be built in Darwin, with a new consortium planing to establish a large-scale lithium-ion manufacturing plant by the end of 2018. Energy Renaissance, a company backed by engineering group UGL (now owned by CIMIC) says the first phase of the $100 million plant will create four distinct … Read more

NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management

The New South Wales government has thrown $15 million into a trial for demand management, extending the push towards smarter ways of dealing with demand peaks further across the National Electricity Market. NSW will team with the Australian Energy Market Operator and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to seek up to  70MW of demand management capacity, … Read more

$9 million to begin hydrogen roadmap

PRESS RELEASE The South Australian Government is continuing to support the transition to a low- carbon economy through a $9 million commitment centered on implementing the first stage of the State Government’s Hydrogen Roadmap. The initiative provides $8.2 million over four years for Stage One of the roadmap, which begins with the construction of a … Read more

China province powered by renewable energy only for 7 days

Reform China State Grid Corporation of China is currently conducting a trial of covering all electricity supply to the whole of  Qinghai Province with clean energy,  ranging from solar, wind and to hydro power in 7 consecutive days or 168 hours, from 17 June to 23 June. Qinghai province is located in China’s north0west with … Read more