Bob King’s Roundup


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Regards, Bob King

QUICK SUMMARY OF WHAT IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS:-

LOCATED or ADVISED THIS WEEK

29/2/24 Moah Creek Wind, Rockhampton

6/4/24   Tasmania’s Climate Change Plan

PREVIOUSLY

19/2/24 Gelliondale Wind, Vic

19/2/24 Senate  Protecting the Spirit of Sea Country Bill 2023

23/2/24 Offshore Storage

24/2/24 Punchs Creek Solar, Toowoomba

March     Transgrid 8km Mount piper to Wallerawang

4/3/24   VNI West, Transgrid’s preferred route

22/3/24 House of Reps, enquiry into EVs

22/3/24 House of Reps, EV’s and Batteries

30/3/24 Australia’s new Nature Positive laws

15/5/24 South West REZ

19/2/24 Gelliondale Wind, 13turbines, BESS, 14kms of access tracks

https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=9a5f6bed-edb8-ee11-9078-0022489332c3

23/2/24 amendments to Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 by Protecting the Spirit of Sea Country Bill 2023 to consult First Nations people https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/SeaCountryBill2023 

ttps://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-petroleum-consultation-requirements

24/2/24 Punchs Creek, Millmerran, Toowoomba 800MW, BESS250MW/1hr details https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2024/01/08/queensland-council-calls-for-feedback-on-giga-scale-solar-and-battery-project/

Submissions to The Toowoomba Regional Council

29/2/24 Moah Creek Wind, Rockhampton, 60turbines, 275m tip height, 11,000Ha, https://epbcpublicportal.awe.gov.au/open-for-comments/project-decision/?id=f63a77f4-b4cb-ee11-9079-002248933f51

March Transgrid 8km Mount Piper to Wallerawang

Submissions https://www.transgrid.com.au/media-publications/news-articles/community-has-a-say-on-preferred-route-for-mount-piper-to-wallerawang-transmission-line-upgrade-project

4/3/24 Transgrids VNI West preferred route

https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com/2024/02/02/transgrid

22/3/23 House of Reps, EV’s and EV Batteries, details 

https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/About_the_House_News/Media_Releases/Committee_launches_inquiry_into_the_transition_to_electric_vehicles

30/3/24 Australia’s new Nature Positive laws,  EPBC Act reform – DCCEEW, to allow faster decisions

https://consult.dcceew.gov.au/australias-new-nature-positive-laws

6/4/24 Tasmania’s Climate Change Plan

https://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/recfit/consultation_and_community/recent_closed_consultation/draft_climate_change_action_plan_2023-25/

15/5/24 South West REZhttps://www.energyco.nsw.gov.au/news/refined-south-west-rez-draft-access-scheme-declaration

PETITIONS

OCCASIONAL NOTES

ONE EVENTS

Feb 19 – 20 2024 Queensland Energy Development Conference

February 25, Sunday, 3pm, Wentworth Energy Forum.

February 26-27 Melbourne, Offshore Wind Conference

March 6-7, 2024 Sydney ICC, Smart Energy

March 11-12, 2024 Financial Review BHP Business Summit 2024

March 19-21, 2024 Energy Networks + Exhibition, Convention Centre Adelaide

March 25-28, 2024 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook conference, Sydney

TWO – NSW project pipeline

At https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/

Request for Sears

Aquila Wind Farm – Request for SEARs

SEARS Issued

Muswellbrook Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project – SEARS Issued

Stratford Pumped Hydro and Solar – SEARS Issued, Gloucester Valley

Maison Dieu Solar Farm – SEARS Issued, Hunter

Pottinger Solar Farm – SEARS Issued, Hay

THREE

Latest Scorecard of Connectionshttps://aemo.com.au/-/media/files/electricity/nem/network_connections/connections-scorecard/december-2023.pdf?la=enA

explanatory webinar 2pm (AEST) Friday 23 February

FOUR

Steven Koonin on The Limitations of Climate Change Models https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acyErLNL7kQ 43 min

Steven Koonin on The Limitations of Climate Change ModelsSteven Koonin reviews the state of climate science, focusing on data trends, climate models, and the uncertainties involved. He highlights issues with climate models, including their high sensitivity and inability to accurately reproduce historical temperature changes, cautioning against relying on inaccurate model projections. To learn more …www.youtube.com

FIVE

Amicus BriefAmicus Brief February 13, 2024edberry.com

SIX

Governor of the Belgium Central Bank, Pierre Wunsch,warned that carbon and green energy policies could result in European energy prices being as much as five to eight times more expensive than in the United States.brietbart.com

SEVEN

Chalumbin/Wooroora wind decision has it’s fourth extension to 12 th April

EIGHT

Following the success of Sydney and Canberra Reckless Renewable Rallies, Forums are being proposed starting with 8 in Sydney. NREN

NINE

A survey of Big Battery Projects, Dec 23, reveal 25 projects with 2.8GWhr working and another 107 projects underway with 55GWhr

ENDS 10/2/24


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