Sunday, 21 May 2017
The Energy Storage Exchange's storage database is pretty big - below, I've extracted technology type and verification status for Australia's energy storage.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is a truly gigantic dataset of air, water and land emissions from a bunch of activities in Australia. It's quite detailed - below is a chart showing PM10 emissions from fossil fuel electricity generation by state. Every state's decreasing with the exception of Victoria
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is a truly gigantic dataset of air, water and land emissions from a bunch of activities in Australia. It's quite detailed - below is a chart showing total PM10 air emissions from coal mining by state - obviously dominated by NSW and QLD.
Monday, 15 May 2017
Almost all public discourse on Hazelwood's closure was about energy security and reliability - there was close to no discussion on how it'd impact emissions. Calculating the actual decrease would take some analysis, but AEMO's public emissions data shows that the intensity of emission, per unit of output, have decreased since the closure of Australia's oldest and dirtiest power station.
Sunday, 14 May 2017
AEMO makes a bunch of data available on their website, freely. It's pretty good. You can download emissions data here - it shows, as you might expect, that NSW, QLD and Victoria dominate emissions - demand is the highest in these states. You can also see, in the chart below, how emissions decrease as we head into winter and air-conditioning stops pushing demand quite high.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
A recent collection of polling from the Australia Institute highlights some interesting differences between voters on renewable energy policies. One Nation, largely considered a party of the far right, has strong support for renewable energy policies and in some cases, are stronger supporters of renewable energy than voters for the Liberal party.