Biomass and baseload power: The reality of turning the electricity grid green

Biomass and baseload power

If ageing coal-fired and gas power stations are the ugly stepsisters of the electricity world, most renewables are the carriage that turns into a pumpkin after midnight (or as the sun goes down). We need more than hope and magic dust as we transition away from traditional fossil fuel generators to a new energy economy. […]

UN chief: Window to avert devasting climate impacts ‘rapidly closing’

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Drawing attention to the “deeply alarming” report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last month, Secretary-General António Guterres spelled out that “much bolder climate action is needed” to maintain international peace and security. He urged the G20 industrialized nations to step up and drive action before the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in early […]

UK government launches plan for a world-leading hydrogen economy

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Tens of thousands of jobs, billions of pounds in investment and new export opportunities will be unlocked through government plans to create a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK over the next decade and beyond, the Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has set out today (17 August). The UK’s first-ever Hydrogen Strategy drives forward […]

Australia needs to ’embrace’ its chance to be a clean energy superpower

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The latest annual World Energy Markets Observatory (WEMO) report for 2021 is out, highlighting and tracking the development of electricity and gas markets in Australia, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, India and China. Published by digital transformation and technology consultation firm Capgemini, the report comes in the lead up to the United Nationals Climate Change […]

Green Energy: A new report says renewables could be a $21tn industry for Australia by 2050

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Research commissioned by News Corp has demonstrated more than 672,000 jobs will be created, with $2.1 trillion in economic activity generated in the Australian renewable energy sector by 2050. The Valuing Mission Zero report was compiled by former prime ministerial economics advisor Andrew Charlton, for global firm Accenture and draws on 56 separate reports and […]