Australian and Queensland Government greenhouse policies that contributed to this week’s announced devastating closure of the Kwinana alumina refinery in Western Australia are threatening the viability of the crucially important alumina/aluminium industry in Gladstone.
Tagged: Renewable energy
We commissioned Jonathan Pavetto, an energy sector economist, to investigate the implications of a 50% renewable energy policy on Queensland’s energy sector. His analysis is based on the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) annual National Transmission Network Development Plan published in December 2016.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s State of the State speech is misleading, and at times completely wrong, on electricity issues.
But renewables are in fact more expensive, and if you want to cure high prices, the last thing you would do is dose up on the problem.