Enlit Australia is your inclusive guide to the energy transition. From source to generation, from grid to consumer, the boundaries of the sector are blurring and this evolution is being shaped by established players, external disruptors, innovative start-ups and the increasingly engaged end-user. Enlit Australia will bring all of these people together to seize current opportunities, spotlight future ones, and […]
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers, in collaboration with Swansea University, has developed a new material for cost-effective and efficient solar panels. Queensland Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, visited QUT where the team, led by Associate Professor Prashant Sonar, has discovered and developed a material that could pave the way for inexpensive, stable and highly efficient solar panels. “Queensland leads […]
The Electrical Trades Union of Australia (ETU) has drawn attention to the absence of policy focus in the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) on employment and retraining for the tens of thousands of workers in the energy sector who face an uncertain future. ETU National Secretary, Allen Hicks, said, with 5,600MW of renewable energy projects under construction this year and a […]
Australia is performing well in terms of gas prices, with the latest international survey of wholesale prices confirming that the country is amongst the lowest in the Asia region. The International Gas Union’s Wholesale Gas Price Survey 2018 shows that the average wholesale gas price in Australia last year was approximately 40 per cent less than the average wholesale price […]
A total of 30 public buildings and sites in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley will receive funding for solar PV installations as part of a $5 million program to boost the region’s economy and reduce emissions. Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, was in Morwell to announce the sites that will receive a variety of solar systems including […]
A tidal energy demonstration has been approved in Queensland, with the state’s largest trading port further demonstrating its commitment to renewable energy. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has partnered with MAKO Tidal Turbines (MAKO) to investigate how tidal flows at the Port of Gladstone can be harnessed to produce electricity. Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, said it […]
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has ruled to clarify and update provisions in the National Electricity Rules (NER) relating to the Reliability Panel’s governance arrangements with a view to promoting effective execution of responsibilities, transparency and timely consultation processes. The Reliability Panel determines standards and some of the guidelines used by AEMO and participants, which help maintain a secure […]
Tasmania could become the Battery of the Nation, with Hydro Tasmania confirming that the state could be suitable for a role in transforming the National Electricity Market (NEM) over the next 20 years. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provided Hydro Tasmania $500,000 in funding to develop a blueprint of the role Tasmania could […]
The New South Wales Government has announced the expansion of Hunter Water’s sewerage network, allowing over 400 businesses and residences in Wyee to be connected, with capacity for hundreds more to be connected in the future. Minister for Energy and Utilities, Don Harwin, said the State Government recognised the growth potential of Wyee. “We have long acknowledged Wyee has great […]
The Australian Government have released the results of research into the impact of mining on water resources in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. Scientists assessed the potential for changes in the Hunter Region’s groundwater and surface water due to coal mining and coal seam gas extraction. The Government has invested more than $90 million to understand the risks […]
Running 23-24 May in Adelaide, the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018) saw the biggest names and leading companies in energy storage come together to showcase new technologies and processes in the sector. This year’s conference had the largest number of conference delegates and exhibitors compared to past events, with delegates enjoying presentations from a wide variety of […]
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