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Renewables could reliably contribute 50% to power grid, says Finkel report

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A new report by the Australian Council of Learned Academies says 50% renewable energy is possible without major investments in storage for reliability. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Chief scientist-commissioned report warns Australia risks missing global growth industry of energy storage because of ongoing policy uncertainty

November 19, 2017 — Australia’s power grid can reach penetrations of 50% renewable energy without a significant requirement for storage to support reliability, according to a new report commissioned by Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel. Continue reading Renewables could reliably contribute 50% to power grid, says Finkel report

Finkel clean energy target too weak for Paris climate goal, analysis shows

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Research commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation on the clean energy target says the trajectory of emissions reduction is not strong enough. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Target will transfer pressure to other sectors of the economy to reduce their emissions, research shows

August 29, 2017 — The clean energy target recommended by Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, won’t deliver Australia’s obligations under the Paris agreement and will only transfer Continue reading Finkel clean energy target too weak for Paris climate goal, analysis shows