A new $1 billion fund will be administered by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to support government investment in new energy generation, storage and transmission infrastructure.
Western Australia’s Pilbara region is set to be home to the first major iron ore mining operation in Australia to be run entirely off renewable energy during the day. The project is receiving $24.2 million in funding from ARENA.
University of Adelaide designed and patented battery technology - which could revolutionise electricity storage by providing a far safer, cheaper and more reliable model than those already on the market - has secured a $1 million research contract to bring it to market.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and Property Council of Australia earlier this week launched 'Every Building Counts – A practical plan for emissions reduction in the built environment'. The report presents 75 recommendations developed through a comprehensive assessment of global and local policies and programs.
The latest data shows the boom in small-scale rooftop solar (up to 100kW) continues in 2019, with year to date reaching 1.5GW and running nearly 40% ahead of last year, and poised to break the 2GW barrier. The level of sub-100kW rooftop solar installations in Australia has now reached 9.5GW, across 2.2 million systems, mostly on household rooftops but also on many small businesses.
22 ultra-rapid chargers are set to appear from Adelaide to Brisbane. The chargers will allow some electric vehicles to power-up in just 10-15 minutes.
The NSW Government is assessing the logistics of converting Sydney's bus fleet to electric from diesel.
Renewable electricity will power all Sydney City-owned properties from 1 July 2020. An agreement with energy company Flow Power will ensure all City of Sydney operations, including pools, sports fields, depots and buildings will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
The Australian Capital Territory now sources the equivalent of all its electricity from renewable sources, and in doing so has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by around 40% and given a significant boost to the Canberra economy.
The first panels have been installed at one of Australia’s largest rooftop solar arrays in Adelaide. The 5 hectare roof of the Tonsley Innovation District will have a total installed capacity of 2.34MW, with plans to increase the solar capacity at the site to as much as 6MW as the district grows over time.
Hundreds of pubs across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory will drink to big savings through an agreement with Simply Energy. The establishments will secure a supply of renewable energy at a price significantly cheaper than current wholesale electricity spot prices.
Electricity is the single biggest cost incurred in the winemaking process. Looking to save on bills and conserve the environment, wineries across Australia are rapidly taking on solar PV.
Solar farms take up a lot of room but they thrive in places with many of the same qualities favoured by food crops. In 'agrivoltaics,' crops and solar panels not only share land and sunlight, but also help each other function more efficiently.
This new guide from Clean Energy Council will assist project proponents, financiers, policy makers and communities in understanding the range of benefit sharing methods available.
There are still many easy options to reduce energy consumption within the supply chain. However, without a systematic approach to energy management many of these low-cost and even no-cost opportunities won’t be identifiable.
Once Chinese EVs start to arrive in Australia, a more competitive market will benefit drivers and businesses.
EV alternatives have become increasingly popular for work vehicles that are in constant daily use. Now, an elevated bucket truck carries enough battery storage to fully power operations with over 200km of range.
Design, sustainability and heritage experts agree there are few existing buildings that can’t be transformed into monuments of high-performance. Demolition and re-building from scratch is neither realistic nor sustainable.
Existing buildings typically have mountains of untapped potential to slash emissions and running costs. There’s a way to save as much as 25% on energy bills without spending an extra cent on capital upgrades.
ABB has been selected by energy companies SSE Renewables of the UK and Equinor of Norway to supply its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) Light converter systems to connect the world’s largest offshore wind farms in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea to the UK transmission network.
Researchers in the US have developed an inexpensive molybdenum-phosphide catalyst that efficiently converts wastewater and seawater into hydrogen. The findings stem from a three-year project funded by the US Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office.
The Energy Observer catamaran has arrived in London as part of a six-year, zero emissions voyage around the world. The vessel is the first to create its own hydrogen fuel from sea water as it sails.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed an artificial leaf that can produce synthetic gas (syngas) through photosynthesis.
When completed, a Green Great Wall of trees will stretch more than 4800km across the north of China, forming a living barrier along the edge of the encroaching Gobi Desert. The 50-year project involves the planting of more than 88 billion trees. Similar initiatives are taking place in Africa.
In 2018, Chinese data centres produced almost 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, generating the equivalent environmental footprint of around 21 million cars. The environmental impact of data centres is coming under greater scrutiny.
Pacific islands vulnerable to climate change will benefit from space technology to help them plan for and prevent natural disasters, thanks to a new UK and Australian partnership.
One-fifth the weight of steel but five times the strength, plant-based cellulose nanofiber (CNF) offers carmakers the opportunity to build strong, lightweight cars while sustainably removing as much as 2000 kg of carbon from the car's life cycle.
With a fleet of modern trains now in operation, energy previously lost to heat from friction on the trains is returned to the network -- an extra 5.6 GWh every 4 weeks compared to 18 months ago.
Skiers can descend a 450m slope with views of Copenhagen, atop a mountain of waste for recycling and electricity generation.
Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing. Energy Efficiency 2019 examines in detail the reasons for this and also focusses on ways digitalisation is transforming energy efficiency.