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Australia is now 60% Communist

MrSquished

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their power grid smashed records and over 60% of energy on the grid in a day was powered by renewables.

Trumpies will equate that with them being commies. they hate that clean energy! it's socialist!


"Records continued to tumble on Australia’s main electricity grid on Monday, with the share of renewable energy smashing through 60 per cent for the first time, just a day after it had set a new record of 59.8 per cent.

According to Dylan McConnell, from the Climate and Energy College in Melbourne, and using data from OpenNEM, the share of wind, solar and hydro reached 60.1 per cent at 12.10pm on Monday, exactly one day and 15 minutes after it set the previous peak on a sleepy Sunday.

The fact that this new peak occurred on a working day rather than a weekend is also significant, and highlights the increasing pace of the green energy transition in Australia, as more wind and solar – and rooftop installations – are rolled out across the country.

Spring has been dubbed the season of records by the Australian Energy Market Operator, and new benchmarks have been set for the growing share of renewables, the shrinking output of coal, and new lows for “minimum operating” demand over the last few weeks."
 
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brycejones

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What will save them when the snowstorms cover all their solar panels and the windmills freeze up?
 
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JimKiler

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What will save them when the snowstorms cover all their solar panels and the windmills freeze up?
Good point, we know the 10% of wind power in Texas is 100% responsible for the crises in Feb21! so AU will be 6 times worse when fossil fuels trigger (but not the root cause) of the grid crashing.

Man I love how the crazies can blame anything but the real problem for that Texas devastation.
 

woolfe9998

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Those are peak type numbers. AFAIK Aus's energy portfolio is about 15-20% renewables. We're doing considerably better than that in the state of California.
 

SmCaudata

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Good point, we know the 10% of wind power in Texas is 100% responsible for the crises in Feb21! so AU will be 6 times worse when fossil fuels trigger (but not the root cause) of the grid crashing.

Man I love how the crazies can blame anything but the real problem for that Texas devastation.
In addition, it was the natural gas production leading to low output along with inability to restart in freezing conditions that was the actual culprit. So, they should be moving away from natural gas toward renewable if they have reliability concerns.
 

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