The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released the second Quarterly Carbon Market Report (QCMR) for 2023, which indicates that while consumer-scale renewables have shown growth, the first half of the year has been slow for large-scale investment. Households and businesses continue to invest in energy efficiency technology. Rooftop solar is tracking to add more than 3GW of new installed capacity […]
New South Wales Treasurer, Daniel Mookhey, has delivered the new New South Wales Government’s 2023–24 Budget, investing a total of $3.9 billion into the state’s clean energy future, as it transitions towards renewable energy. The NSW Government is committed to transitioning its energy system to meet its emissions reduction targets of 50 per cent by 2030 and net zero by […]
The CSIRO is among six of the county’s leading research institutions that are collaborating with international researchers to tackle challenges in clean energy production and storage, with two multilateral research programs announced. In a joint effort between Australia, the US, Canada, and the UK, two multilateral research projects have been announced today as part of the National Science Foundation Global […]
The Victorian Minister for Water has announced the appointment of 125 new board members across the state’s water corporations, increasing diversity and representation throughout the sector. The newly appointed members are stretched across Victoria’s 18 water corporations, nine Catchment Management Authorities, and the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, bringing new skills and perspectives into the water sector, making the total number […]
Microsoft and AGL Energy have signed a new renewable energy certificate agreement, spanning across 15 years, to provide Microsoft with renewable energy certificates for Rye Park wind farm projects in New South Wales. This agreement follows AGL’s Power Purchase Agreement with Tilt Renewables to offtake electricity and environmental products generated from Rye Park Wind Farm in New South Wales. The […]
Leading renewable energy businesses, unions, investors and community groups have banded together to push the Australian Government towards committing to a ten year $100 billion Renewable Industry Package in fear of the country being left behind in the global renewable energy race. The diverse group of organisations have joined forces at the Australian Renewables Industry Summit in Canberra to call […]
World leaders including Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, attended the G20 Leader’s Summit in New Delhi to discuss joint responses to the most pressing global economic challenges – including major commitments to the world’s renewable energy transition. G20 leaders discussed global measures to ease cost-of-living pressures, including free, fair and rules-based trade, enhancing supply chain resilience and shoring up food […]
With climate change, population growth, and industrial development placing pressure on our finite water supplies, the challenges water utilities face are growing more complex, and there has never been a more urgent time for innovative and sustainable solutions to manage our most precious resource. Recycling water is one of the key ways that utilities can keep up with this demand […]
SunCable has announced its acquisition by a private investment company, which is set to support it in the delivery of the Australia-Asia Power Link (AAPowerLink), which is expected to provide low-cost green energy to customers in Darwin and Singapore. SunCable has completed the sale of its assets, including the shares in its operating subsidiaries, to Grok Ventures (Grok). Grok has […]
The New South Wales Government has announced that it will be investing $1.8 billion into the state’s energy transition, establishing the Energy Security Corporation (ESC) and connecting new projects to the grid. The commitment will help put transmission and energy storage projects back on track, as the State Government works hard to keep the lights on during New South Wales’s […]
In response to the Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up, the New South Wales Government has released its strategy to keep the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap on track. The Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up was conducted by Cameron O’Reilly from Marsden Jacob Associates, and makes 54 recommendations to keep the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap on track. The government has accepted 50 […]
RayGen, in partnership with AGL, has opened its solar-plus-storage plant in Carwarp, Victoria, which is expected to add 4MW of solar and 2.8MW/50MWh of storage capacity to the West Murray grid. The plant is powered by a field of smart, rotational mirrors whose concentrated solar energy is combined with the energy stored across two water reservoirs to create a ‘hot […]
Stanwell Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global renewable energy company RWE to support Stanwell’s delivery of a 9–10GW pipeline of renewable energy projects. The partnership will commence with the development of two new RWE wind farm projects in Central and Southern Queensland by 2029, and pave the way for future renewable energy projects, investment and innovation. […]
Snowy Hydro has released the expected results of major resets to two of its projects – Snowy 2.0 and the Hunter Power Project. The revised total cost to complete the Snowy 2.0 project is now $12 billion. At the end of June 2023, expenditure on the project was $4.3 billion, with 80 per cent of these funds reinvested in the […]
Victoria has formally joined the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), as its first sub-national member, with the mission of establishing 380GW of offshore wind generation globally by 2030. GOWA brings together international governments, the private sector, organisations, and other stakeholders to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind power. Victoria has joined countries like Denmark, Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom […]
The Treasurer of Australia has released the Intergenerational Report 2023, which predicts a long-term increase in utility expenditure, particularly in the energy sector. The report analyses global effects on the Australian economy and predicts future expenditure all the way up to 2063. The report states that renewable energy is already the cheapest form of new energy in Australia, with onshore […]
The plans for the Stanwell Clean Energy Hub have been revealed, with a number of initiatives lined up to train and prepare the workforce for future projects and to test innovative new energy technologies. To begin the transformation of the Stanwell Clean Energy Hub, publicly owned energy company Stanwell Corporation will build the Future Energy and Innovation Training Hub (FEITH) […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Federal Government, has opened the $125 million Regional Microgrids Program. The program is designed to develop and deploy microgrid technologies across regional and remote communities and will allocate $75 million for microgrid projects in First Nations communities. Electricity provision in remote First Nations communities is often heavily reliant on diesel […]
The Tasmanian Government has announced TasTAFE’s new $27 million Water and Energy Trades (WET) Centre of Excellence on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, which will provide the latest industry-aligned training to support the state’s water and energy apprentices. The $27 million centre is funded by the Tasmanian and Federal Governments with support from industry. Tasmanian Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth, […]
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Governments of California and Australia is set to promote collaboration across the energy, technology and transportation sectors, in an effort to address the risks posed by climate change. A joint statement has been signed and issued by California Governor, Gavin Newsom, and Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr Kevin Rudd. The […]
Endeavour Energy has announced that it has signed a new three-year agreement with the University of Wollongong, extending their existing partnership to support Endeavour Energy’s transition to a clean energy grid. The agreement with the University’s Australian Power Quality Research Centre (APQRC) will involve new research focused on driving improvements to customer-led renewable energy solutions, that will support Endeavour’s energy […]
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $20.9 million in funding for a demonstration of a new hydrogen electrolyser technology by Wollongong-based startup, Hysata. Hysata will develop and test a 5MW unit at its new manufacturing facility in Port Kembla. The electrolyser array will then be installed in situ for further testing and validation before it is relocated to […]
A consultation period has opened regarding the Illawarra region in New South Wales, which is being proposed as the next offshore wind zone, and could power over 3.4 million homes and provide hundreds of local job opportunities. The Illawarra coastal region was identified as a potential site due to its strong offshore wind resources and port infrastructure as well as […]
In effort to support a more flexible energy grid, CSIRO is set to lead an $11 million technology development project, which aims to ease energy costs and give consumers better control of their energy usage. Flexible demand is an alternative to the traditionally rigid energy network infrastructure, offering a way to lighten the load on the grid during busy periods, […]
Jacana Energy is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the supply of up to 100MW of renewable energy for the Darwin-Katherine region. The proposed investment will contribute as much as 15 per cent towards the Northern Territory Government’s renewable energy target of 50 per cent by 2030 – enough renewable energy to power 21,000 homes in one year. A point […]
Queensland is on track to surpass its target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, with more than a quarter of the state’s energy now powered by renewables. It’s expected Queensland will connect a further 682MW of new clean generation before Christmas 2023 with the implementation of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan in full swing. The increase in […]
Flinders University has unveiled a landmark Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station, showcasing award-winning bidirectional vehicle-to-grid technology. The South Australia Government-backed project showcases a collaboration between ENGIE and Flinders University, bringing ten Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) chargers online. The V2G charging bays can charge and discharge electricity to the campus’s electricity grid, creating a virtual power plant (VPP) to benefit the university’s fleet, […]
As new transport and energy solutions move us towards a decarbonised society, the batteries used need to support this new technology and drive the future. Lithium titanium oxide batteries are the latest advancement, offering improved safety, longevity and fast charging/discharging capabilities that are perfectly suited to a wide-range of sustainable projects. Batteries that are based on lithium titanium oxide technology […]
Origin Energy and Coles are set to partner to deliver 20MW of solar panels across up to 100 Coles liquor stores and supermarkets across the country, in effort to help Coles reach its renewable energy targets. Over the next three years, Coles aims to install solar panels on top of 100 stores across the country, with batteries to be installed […]
The Western Australian Government has announced the commencement of negotiations with a major South Korean renewable energy consortium for the establishment of a green ammonia plant near Geraldton. Progressive Green Solutions, in partnership with Samsung C&T and KOMIPO (Korean Midland Power Co), are proposing to build a plant on two lots, at DevelopmentWA’s Narngulu Industrial Estate. The facility is expected […]
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