Sunday, 21 May 2017

043 - Minutes of battery storage in Australia, by technology and verification status

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

042 - Australia's energy storage projects by state

The Energy Storage Exchange's storage database is pretty big - I've sliced out Australia's storage projects and removed projects yet to be verified. Enjoy!


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

041 - PM10 emissions for fossil fuel electricity generation dominated by Victoria

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

040 - Coal mining PM10 particulate emissions are rising in NSW and QLD

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

039 - Hazelwood's closure has impacted Victoria's emissions intensity

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

038 - NSW, QLD and Vic dominate Australia's emissions - by a lot

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

037 - Views on renewable energy by voter

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.