Analysis says South Australia is setting an example for renewable energy transition

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:South Australia – now generating more than 50 per cent of its electricity needs from wind and solar – is an example to the rest of Australia, and the world, on how grids can move beyond “baseload” and transition to low emissions grid dominated by renewables.Or, to put it another way, South Australia’s grid provides real world evidence of how a new base load generator, such as the nuclear power station some in the Coalition are so keen on building, would now be impossible to incorporate into a system with high levels of variable renewable generation.That is the key message from the latest National Energy Emissions Audit from The Australia Institute: South Australia is past the point of return to new baseload generation, and the world – and the federal government of Australia – should take note. The report, authored by Hugh Saddler, notes that for nine of the last 18 months, half of all electricity supplied in S.A. has been from renewable generators, including rooftop solar.This renewable generation has at times been enough to meet all of the state’s energy demand and – as AEMO has acknowledged – will be able to gradually reduce market interventions such as directing gas generators to run as more synchronous condensers come on line.“South Australia is showing Australia and the rest of the world how best to integrate new generation on a large scale,” says Saddler. “The inter-connector between South Australia and Victoria was completed more than 30 years ago, and since then South Australia has almost always been a net importer of electricity from Victoria. Now, thanks to its strong renewables leadership and uptake, it is a net exporter of electricity to Victoria for most months of the year.”“Eliminating ‘base load’ is what the transition to a low emission renewable generation based electricity supply system is doing,” the report says; “in South Australia, in the rest of Australia, and round the world. The complement to variable renewable generation is not so-called “base load” generation (a meaningless term), but energy storage in some of its many forms and spatial/climatic diversification of renewable generation.”More: South Australia “an example to the world” of how to move beyond baseload Analysis says South Australia is setting an example for renewable energy transitionlast_img read more

Data breach notification, BCFP guidance standardization bills advance

first_img continue reading » Two NAFCU-backed bills advanced out of the House Financial Services Committee Thursday: one that would require data breach notifications for all financial entities, and one to streamline the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (previously the CFPB) guidance processes.Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., introduced the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act (H.R. 6743) last week. It would amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to require a notice of unauthorized access that is likely to result in identity theft, fraud or economic loss by all financial entities – including credit bureaus – akin to what is already in place for financial institutions. In turn, entities with national data standards would be pre-empted from state established standards and notification requirements.NAFCU and other financial services industry trade groups asked the committee to advance H.R. 6743 – which is a scaled down version of data security legislation Luetkemeyer had been working on – to the full House as an encouraging step toward enacting comprehensive data security legislation. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PREMIUMJakarta sees fewer cases of dengue fever

first_imgFacebook Topics : Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Linkedin The Jakarta Health Agency is expecting fewer cases of the mosquito-borne dengue fever this year.Heavy rain has continued to batter Jakarta in the past couple of weeks as the rainy season continues. This is also the time when dengue-bearing mosquitos are most active.According to Jakarta Health Agency head Widyastuti, 434 dengue fever cases have been reported in the capital as of Feb. 17. Of the figure, 120 were found in East Jakarta, 108 cases in South Jakarta, 106 in West Jakarta, 69 cases in North Jakarta, 27 cases in Central Jakarta and four cases in the Thousand Islands.”Dengue fever is endemic to Jakarta, which means it will always see new cases every year,” Widyastuti told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of a national meeting between the Health Ministry and local agencies on Wednesday. “We hope to keep the cases under control this year.”The city… #dengue dengue-fever dengue Jakarta-Health-Agency #Jakarta rainy-season #rainy-seasonlast_img read more

Berbatov joins Monaco

first_img The 33-year-old arrived in west London from Manchester United in August 2012 and quickly made an impact, netting 15 goals and being named player of the season. However, Berbatov has failed to hit the same heights this term and his agent, Emil Dantchev, last month claimed he wanted to leave Craven Cottage. Press Association The Bulgarian forward has now got his wish, Monaco announcing his signing on loan until the end of the season. “I’m happy, excited and a little bit nervous to be honest,” Berbatov told Monaco’s official website, “I look forward to starting training with my new team-mates and open a new chapter in my career.” Berbatov will wear the number 15 at Stade Louis II, where he will stay until the end of the season, when his contract with the Cottagers expires. The forward had been linked with a return to former club Tottenham, but will instead join up with a Monaco side second in Ligue 1 and without Colombia star Radamel Falcao for the rest of the campaign due to injury. Speaking about the addition of Berbatov, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said: “Dimitar will bring us all his experience and talent. “His coming is of course connected to Radamel Falcao’s injury. He played in big clubs such as Manchester United and he’s a big striker. “We still have two competitions to play and he will be an asset with Emmanuel Riviere, Valere Germain and Anthony Martial. He has a different profile than our other forwards.” center_img Dimitar Berbatov has swapped relegation-threatened Fulham for Ligue 1 title challengers Monaco, penning a loan deal until the end of the season.last_img read more