Join RenewEconomy founder and editor Giles Parkinson and columnist and energy markets expert David Leitch as they discuss the week's main events - politics, solar and storage.
How companies and states rescued wind and solar
A combination of corporate and state government demand rescued many wind and solar projects in 2020. Chris Briggs explains why.
EV taxes, big batteries and green hydrogen
We talk to UQ’s EV specialist Jake Whitehead about the impact of the proposed electric vehicle road tax, and look at the contest of ideas between NSW and Canberra, and more big battery and green hydrogen announcements.
Matt Kean and the NSW energy transition
NSW energy minister Matt Kean explains why the state is fast-tracking plans to transition from coal to renewables. Plus: Australia’s newest big battery, and very big green hydrogen plans.
Why wind is better value than solar
Tilt Renewables CEO Deion Campbell explains why wind farms are better value than solar right now, and challenges at Dundonnell. Plus: Big renewable visions from NSW and Fortescue.
CEFC sees “raft” of battery deals, but gas “debatable”
The head of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Ian Learmonth, expects a “raft” of battery storage deals, but says role of CEFC in new gas generation is “debatable”.
Can China wean itself off coal?
China has set a net zero emissions target, which ultimately means the closure of the biggest coal fleet in the world. China coal expert Ryna Yiyun Cui from the University of Maryland explains how this might be done.