Changing the rules

Electricity supply the world over is very much to do with rules. In Australia these rules are set by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Naturally enough the current rules support a model in which powerstations are huge, far away (in… read more

Not Newstead

This mysterious blue thing is a 250kW wave power generator. ARENA (see last post) has funded the deployment of this at Port Fairy and soon it will come online. Whilst this is clearly not something for these parts it is a very good example of ARENA… read more


I am finding out more about the Moreland project that I wrote about in my last post. Not only is Citipower (city cousin of Powercor) involved but also ARENA – the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. ARENA was on Tony Abbott’s hit list… read more

What it isn’t

The other day I went to a Renewables forum in Castlemaine. The local Federal member, Lisa Chesters, spoke followed by the State member Maree Edwards and they both referred glowingly to Renewable Newstead. Naturally enough they were followed by Geoff… read more