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The Latest News on Energy Transition 31.07.2023

By Hannah Watkinson posted 31-07-2023 01:27 PM


Energy Transition News 31.07.23 

The latest in energy transition news this week, UNSW has worked on a patented process that helps retrieve silver from solar panels, CSIRO has two items of importance on our list, the G-PST Stage 2 summary report and the annual electricity cost estimates for Australia as well as other solar and energy related articles.  

Net Zero Mobilisation report: How to make net zero happen 

Read this if you would like to know more about the mobilisation report that was publicly released on the 12th of July.  


Building the future grid: reshaping Australia's largest machine 

Read this if you would like to know about the G-PST Stage 2 summary report, which encompasses key findings and progress updates from our research to transition Australia's power supply to renewables. 


GenCost: annual electricity cost estimates for Australia 

Read another article from CSIRO, this one discussed the annual updated cost estimate for large-scale electricity generation in Australia. 


The incredible potential of Ultra Low-Cost Solar in Australia – white paper 

Read this if solar piques your interest, this article discusses the potential of ultra low cost solar or ULCS.  


Bowen unveils sector by sector decarbonisation plan, but says no to 2035 net zero target 

Read this article that discusses Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen’s opinion on Australia's current net zero 2050 plan.  


New environmentally friendly solar panel recycling process helps recover valuable silver 

Read this if you are interested in the full life cycle of solar panels and in particular how they can be recycled.  


ARENA $541,640 grant to the Australian PV Institute (APVI) to examine opportunities in Australia for solar PV supply chains 

Read this last solar article for the week if you would like to know more about the grant that the Australian Renewable Energy Agency gave to the Australian PV institute to examine opportunities in Australia for solar.  


1 comment



16-12-2023 05:28 PM

The blog includes a link to CSIRO GenCost report but fails to provide any information on the contentious assumptions in that report, particularly the report writers' exclusion of transmission costs up to 2030 on the basis that these are sunk costs.  This has been widely reported elsewhere, e.g.: