Another green scheme, another massive waste of money:
Stanwell Corporation, [Queensland’s] biggest power utility, has said the boom in rooftop solar installations has not resulted in any carbon emissions savings…
This was because generation of solar electricity did not automatically reduce carbon emissions at base load power stations.
Coal-fired power stations are designed to run most efficiently at full capacity, a Stanwell spokesman said. “Reducing the amount of coal burnt made them more inefficient and increased the carbon intensity of the electricity produced,” the spokesman said.
This cancelled out any benefit of Queensland’s 400 megawatts of rooftop solar, which did not produce electricity at times of peak demand.
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