Statewide blackout in Australia raises questions over renewable energy



Power was restored to the state of South Australia on Wednesday after storms a day earlier caused an unprecedented statewide blackout which disrupted operations at mining majors like BHP Billiton's, closed ports and halted public transport.
The blackout of the country's fifth most populous state, with 1.7 million people, prompted calls on Thursday for an inquiry into the power sector and questions over whether the state's reliance on renewable energy exacerbated the situation.
Authorities said power had been restored to 90 percent of the state by Thursday morning, but further disruption was... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Reuters
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