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Category Archives: Cost of Energy
Graphene – the material to transform battery technology
Innovation in battery technology will (eventually) revolutionise Energy supply in the world. Adding it to rooftop, solar, Photo Voltaic (PV) systems and providing a “clean”, firm, stable energy supply is just one small example of the potential of next Gen … Continue reading
Posted in Cost of Energy, Solar Panels Tagged battery, dirty power, Energy production, Graphene, innovation, renewable energy, Solar Panels, technology 1 Comment
Australia’s cheap energy is a thing of the past, why are we now insisting we must top the pricing, leader board?
The oft-cited perception that Australian electricity is cheap as chips is no longer true; charges are now 70% higher than America. In addition, this disparity is only getting bigger with essential Network Upgrades and Carbon Taxes pushing Australia’s costs up … Continue reading
Wind farms are finally blowing away Australia’s Carbon Footprint, or are they?
We see a fair number of wind farms dotted around our vast Australian landscape. They must be making a difference. They must be significantly reducing our Carbon Footprint? In a nutshell, no, they’re not. It’s very complex statement to fully … Continue reading
Why do we need large, coal-power based, energy grids? Can’t a local, Green solution of Solar Panels and Biomass replace this antiquated system?
I work in Renewables and am proud to do so. In particular, I work in the costing of new, energy plant. I have always had a hunch that biomass generation was a no go with respect to being a … Continue reading
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What’s the relative cost of energy production?
The relative cost of energy production is a golden nugget of information that should permeate any debate on energy planning. Should we decommission, “dirty” coal power stations and replace them with only slightly less “dirty”, gas-fired stations? Why not go … Continue reading
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