Australia’s Hellish Start to 2020: The Impact of Bushfires on the Grid and Politics of Oz

It was a hell of a way to start the 2020s in Australia:
scorching summer heat and wildfires so bad they created their own
weather systems; thousands of people stranded on beaches along the
southeast coast on New Year’s eve; a prime minister slow to
respond, and quick to dismiss climate change.

This week on The Energy Gang, a look at the bushfires in
Australia — their impact to the country, to the grid, and to
politics of climate.

Then, a big change could be coming to a foundational federal
policy in America. Are the proposed changes to PURPA a thoughtful
response to market conditions and cheap renewables, or a political
play?

Finally, we learn to code. Joe Biden is the latest democrat to
push the idea that laid-off miners should learn to code. Why did it
spark so much derision?

Recommended reading:


  • The Atlantic
    : Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

  • GTM
    : FERC Proposal Brings New Threat to Already-Suffering PURPA
    Solar Markets
  • Gizmodo: Biden
    Tells Miners to Learn to Code

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Australia’s Hellish Start to 2020: The Impact of Bushfires on the Grid and Politics of Oz