Global renewable energy company ACCIONA has announced will build a $1.96 million wind farm in partnership with the Queensland government’s clean energy generator CleanCo. The proposed MacIntyre complex project, due to begin construction in mid-2021, will be located about 50 km south-west of Warwick and feature up to 180 turbines to generate 1,026 megawatts of … Continue reading ACCIONA to build 1026 MW wind farm in Queensland
To decarbonise Australia’s energy and industrial sectors, Australia’s chief scientist, Dr Alan Finkel says the need for carbon capture and storage (CCS) alongside other renewables is critical, according to CO2CRC’s CEO, David Bryers at an address to the National Press Club last week. Bryers mentioned that by 2040 it is expected that there will be … Continue reading Australia’s chief scientist calls for a technology-driven transition to clean energy
Applications for $2 million in funding towards future energy technologies are now open, and must be received before 30 September 2019. Administered by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), the funding will support innovation in the energy resources sector. Applicants who are pursuing projects in the remote operations, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence areas, as well as … Continue reading Government funding to support future energy technologies
During the sessions of the Clean Energy Council’s Australian Clean Energy Summit 2019, at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney, across two days and numerous panel sessions, the consensus was clear, clean energy is here, and now is the time to get onboard. According to Robyn Denholm, chairman at Tesla, we are “at the tipping … Continue reading The clean energy transition is here – but how are manufacturers affected?
Energy and environment ministers of G20 nations have adopted a statement outlining that the potential to transition to clean energy and sustainable environments depends upon improving business environments to encourage innovation and change. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the EU. Countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, … Continue reading G20 puts forth agenda for energy transition and sustainable growth
Victoria’s minister for energy, Lily D’Ambrosio today unveiled the first grid-scale electricity storage project in the state. The 30 Megawatt/30 Megawatt-hour large-scale lithium-ion battery, located in Warrenheip, Ballarat, is expected to both relieve congestion on Victoria’s power transmission grid and store low-cost renewable energy generation. It is also intended to help with security of supply for Melbourne … Continue reading Victoria’s first grid-scale battery unveiled in Ballarat
The Numurkah Solar Farm, financed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), is supporting a path-breaking example of how solar energy can deliver a cost-effective solution for Victoria’s energy-intensive manufacturers. Even before work has begun on the 100MW (AC) (128MWp) solar development in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley region, developer Neoen has secured major power supply contracts for … Continue reading Numurkah Solar Farm to benefit manufacturing, tram passengers
Clean energy company ReNu Energy has announced agreements for sale of 70 percept majority equity stakes in its existing bioenergy assets to Resonance Industrial Water Infrastructure Funds (RIWIF). The proposed transaction also gives RIWIF the first right of refusal to make further investments to support the development and growth of combined bioenergy business portfolio with … Continue reading ReNu Energy aims $100m bioenergy business with new investment
A new research by Greentech Media (GMT) shows that Australia is leading the global race in energy storage, having installed the most storage technology in the world during 2017, ahead of Germany, the United States and Japan. According to GMT’s “Global Energy Storage: 2017 Year in Review and 2018-22 Outlook” Australia installed an astonishing 246 megawatts (MW) … Continue reading Australia leading the global energy storage race
A strategic partnership hoped to drive the US$2.2 trillion (A$2.8 trillion) manufacturing market in the US will adopt a heavier approach towards artificial intelligence (AI) internationally. LiveTiles, the global software company based in New York, has joined forces with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), and will focus on promoting efficiency, growth and competitiveness using … Continue reading AI partnership to advance multi-trillion dollar smart manufacturing industry
President Donald Trump’s manufacturing czar has said Australia’s gas shipments overseas are piling pressure on domestic supply and forcing jobs offshore. Darwin-born Andrew Liveris, CEO of US company Dow Chemical, has reportedly described Australia’s energy policy as “disastrous”. “We have had brown outs and blackouts so how come we keep shipping gas overseas and not … Continue reading Trump manufacturing advisor’s warning over Australia’s energy policy
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
A new report has claimed the cost of the 2020 Renewable Energy Target will include 5,000 lost jobs and $28 billion to the economy.
The federal government’s first attempt to repeal the carbon tax, a major part of its election campaign last year, has been blocked in the Senate.