Australia unveils another big battery


The 30 MW/30 MWh Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System, the first big battery brought online in the state of Victoria, has been officially commissioned by the Victorian Labor government, as the first of the two grid-scale batteries that will provide support to the state’s grid by the start of this summer Down Under.

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Just 16 countries on track for climate goals


New research from institutes at the London School of Economics has found a significant gap between what countries declared they would be doing in compliance with the Paris Agreement, and what they have translated into national law three years later. As officials from around the world will flock to Poland next month to negotiate the implementation pathway of the Paris Agreement, this and other new studies draw a dark picture of current performance.

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IEEFA Arizona: ‘Post-coal reclamation economy’ seen after closure of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine


Site remediation will involve thousands of acres and require hundreds of skilled workers; public pressure on Peabody may be required for ‘proper cleanup’; responsible repurposing of NGS infrastructure will include development of utility-scale solar and emerging electricity-storage technology.

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