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

Queenslander and art collection up for grabs

first_imgSpace Boy by Dennis Ropar sits in one of the bedrooms at 28 Ellena St, Paddington. Picture: Supplied.A BRISBANE art lover is auctioning her impressive collection as her Paddington home hits the market. Sally Dobson, owner of Resonate Broadcasting and Resonate Regional Radio, is auctioning more than 150 art pieces, collected across 20 years, in anticipation of the sale of her five-bedroom Queenslander at 28 Ellena St, Paddington.The artworks will go under the hammer at her home, through Brisbane’s Lethbridge Gallery, on Saturday, April 6. “I’m pretty much putting everything for sale,” Ms Dobson said.“If you’re someone just starting out in your art collecting journey, it’s a good way to see how a collection can grow and change. How traditional pieces speak with non-traditional pieces.” The open-plan living space at 28 Ellena St, Paddington.Ms Dobson said the sale of her home and her artwork would give her a clean slate to start a new collection. “As you get older you want to simplify your life and tastes change dramatically over the years as you collect,” she said. “I’ve had a wonderful life of building homes and an art collection … but now I want to do those things on a much smaller scale.“I’m getting quite excited about the prospect of change and moving to new environment and starting again.”The Dobson Collection will go to auction at 28 Ellena St, Paddington on Saturday, April 6 at 5pm. The artwork can be viewed from 10am on the same day. The Paddington property is on the market through Andrew Murray of Ray White Paddington. A Jane Burton piece hangs in the main bedroom. Picture: Supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMs Dobson said the collection included Aboriginal works and some “almost bizarre, contemporary, semipolitical” pieces from China. There are paintings, photographs, sculptures and statues by artists including Archibald Prize winner Euan Macleod, Aboriginal artist and activist Richard Bell, photographer Bill Henson, Aboriginal artist Rosella Namok, Brisbane artist Robert Brownhall and Mambo artist Reg Mombassa.Lethbridge Gallery curator, Brett Lethbridge said the “culturally knowledgeable” collection offered a broad selection of not only well-known, established artists, but also emerging younger artists.“Auctions are always a good opportunity to get access to work you normally would not be able to access and to get something good at a good price,” he said. last_img read more

Sky Betting & Gaming seeks talent for Sky Bet Deutschland expansion

first_imgShare Jochen WeinerUK independent bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) is preparing for the next phase of its international expansion, as the operator looks for new talent to join its Munich office for the launch of new asset ‘Sky Bet Deutschland’.Updating the market, SB&G CEO Richard Flint detailed that the bookmaker was recruiting a number German focused employees to be managed by Sky Bet Deutschland Managing Director Jochen Weiner.SB&G detailed that it seeks four Munich-based roles in the marketing and legal teams, nine German-speaking contact centre positions and a possible four new technology roles who will work with the rest of the 50 strong international team in Sheffield.“We are really excited about the opportunity available within the German market. These new hires will allow us to press ahead with our plans to launch there later this year. The fact that we are in a position to do so, so soon after looking into the market, is a testament to our international team and the positive relationship they have developed with Sky Deutschland.” Flint commented.Last September SB&G confirmed its new market expansion into Germany, appointing former Scientific Games and Bwin executive Jochen Weiner as Managing Director.Commenting on SB&G’s German market plans, Weiner stated: “Since joining I’ve been impressed with the way colleagues have pulled together to get us ready to launch a real money product so quickly. There is clearly a healthy market in Germany and we look forward to entering it soon.” Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more