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- ARENA to develop roadmap to boost bioenergy opportunities in Australia
- World's largest scale battery set to get even bigger
- Cool solution for renewable refrigeration
- Report outlines emissions reduction options for industrial process heat users
- ARENA gets cracking on commercial scale hydrogen
- Heating and cooling to go renewable and provide demand response
The COAG Energy Council has agreed to the National Hydrogen Strategy which aims to establish Australia’s hydrogen industry as a major global player by 2030.
Households across NSW are expected to save $40 per year on their electricity bills and the state will have one of the highest reliability targets in the world under the NSW Electricity Strategy.
The Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) advisory service has been extended to include small businesses with 5 or fewer employees that have been adversely affected by drought, including farm and non-farm businesses to provide support to reduce their energy costs and improve energy efficiency.
On 29 November 2019, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) published the Annual Benchmarking Reports for electricity distribution and transmission service providers. These reports examine the productivity of networks in the National Electricity Market.
The upgraded battery could provide half of the South Australia's inertia requirements, meaning that gas generators can be used more sparingly when there's enough wind and solar to meet electricity demand.
With remote areas fed by long powerlines, often to just a few customers, power interruptions were an unwelcome reality. Now, after three years and more than 200 hours of power outages saved across just 6 properties, stand-alone systems are boosting reliability in rural Western Australia.
Western Power launched a smart LED streetlights trial in the City of Melville. For the first time, streetlights in Western Australia will be able to operate on a system-wide basis, providing direct benefits to residents and local government authorities.
An innovative renewable energy solution implemented in the car park at a Western Australian shopping centre will not only provide shade for shoppers but also almost completely cover the site’s daytime energy needs. The project, by Infinite Energy, has been named as Solar Cutters 2019 Best Large Commercial Solar Installation.
The electricity grid of the future is one step closer thanks to a $1.1 million research partnership signed by University of Wollongong (UOW) and Endeavour Energy.
Energy trading software company, Power Ledger, has partnered with Australian electricity wholesaler, Powerclub, for the large-scale roll-out of virtual power plants (VPPs) in South Australia which gives members access to wholesale electricity prices.
The Sun Cable Project at Tennant Creek plans to funnel solar energy to help power not just Darwin but Singapore as well.
Energy producer EDL has switched on its 23MW power station which integrates solar PV with gas and diesel generation to power the Agnew goldmine. It will incorporate other renewables, such as wind power, in stage 2 of the project.
Small shopping centres can now use the online NABERs calculator to estimate their energy and water stars before getting a formal rating.
A Melbourne start-up has developed a machine-learning-enabled solution that can drive major energy and emissions savings.
According to the University of NSW, the growing of bananas is a particularly wasteful form of agriculture, with only 12% of the plant being used. A new process can convert the wastage into a material that could be used in products such as shopping bags and food packaging.
Construction has begun on a pioneering hydrogen production facility in Adelaide, which will play a major role in South Australia’s bid to become a global leader in certified green hydrogen.
The Desert Rose house was designed to support people living with dementia and other age-related conditions. The project is a joint University of Wollongong and TAFE NSW entry into the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, an international design and construction competition that focuses on sustainability.
Qantas will invest $50 million over 10 years to support a sustainable aviation industry, cap its net emissions from 2020 onwards, and double the number of flights which offset carbon emissions.
Energy efficiency – which the International Energy Agency (IEA) views as the ‘first fuel’ of all energy transitions – could abate 37% of energy-related CO2 emissions between its Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) and Stated Policy Scenario (STEPS).
A UK survey found that 43% of drivers would prefer a noise that mimics a combustion engine when an electric vehicle is driven at low speed. Over 70% of drivers questioned think EV sounds should be standardised.
Dairy farmers in the US are using food waste to generate electricity. Anaerobic digesters capture methane emissions from the waste and generate useable energy.
SunPower will develop a 13MW solar and 7.5MW battery storage project at the JFK International Airport. The project is described as a major step forward in meeting aggressive sustainability goals.
Scientists in the US have discovered a new flow battery membrane technology that could reliably power thousands of homes throughout a lifecycle of 10 to 20 years.
British company Oxis Energy believes its high-capacity lithium-sulfur batteries, which hold up to 5 times more energy per weight than lithium-ion cells, are ready to vastly increase the range of electric aircraft.
The government of Fukushima in Japan has been ramping up renewable energy production since the devastating 2011 earthquake which caused the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
Europe’s biggest renewable energy generator, the Spanish utility Iberdrola, has announced a 320MW hybrid solar and wind plant to be constructed at South Australia’s Spencer Gulf.
The Port of Oslo, Norway, is electrifying ferries and taking other steps to slash emissions.
Washington State Ferries' electrification program will start with its three most polluting vessels, which together consume 19 million litres of fuel a year.