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Category: Renewables

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Electricity demand rises but emissions fall as gas offset by wind

Electricity demand rises but emissions fall as gas offset by wind

NEM demand charts another monthly rise, driven by Queensland’s coal seam gas extraction industry. Meanwhile, emissions fall slightly as gas falls and wind rises.

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Tobacco aviation biofuel ready for takeoff, after 25 years of R&D

Tobacco aviation biofuel ready for takeoff, after 25 years of R&D

The dream of tobacco-fueled flight inched closer to reality this week, with a green light for South Africa-based project Solaris.

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A career in power generation moves from coal to wind

A career in power generation moves from coal to wind

As thousands of workers contemplate their futures, many in regional Australia will increasingly look to clean energy to keep them in work.

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Darwin-made, outback-tested energy storage system to be used in remote Africa

Darwin-made, outback-tested energy storage system to be used in remote Africa

A fly-wheel based energy storage system designed by ABB in Darwin, and successfully used to smooth solar supply in remote WA, will be used to smooth wind generation on a Kenya hybrid microgrid.

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Economic modelling may overplay the costs of Australia's 2030 climate target

Economic modelling may overplay the costs of Australia’s 2030 climate target

Falling renewable costs could make action on climate change cheaper.

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Queensland's Energex passes 1GW mark for rooftop solar

Queensland’s Energex passes 1GW mark for rooftop solar

South-east Queensland’s Energex network now has more than 1GW of installed rooftop solar, with 2,319 new systems added in August.

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Better health a key benefit of renewables, study says

Better health a key benefit of renewables, study says

A new study says there’s another important benefit to renewables development: cost savings from cleaner air that saves lives.

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Global solar PV capacity expected to reach 652GW by 2025

Global solar PV capacity expected to reach 652GW by 2025

A new report from GlobalData predicts that the total global solar PV installed capacity will reach 652 GW by 2025.

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Qld govt steps in to protect 130MW solar project, cutting short legal challenge

Qld govt steps in to protect 130MW solar project, cutting short legal challenge

Queensland planning minister has called in development of a 130MW solar farm in state’s north, intervening against a legal challenge by local sugar farmers.

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100% renewable energy for US: Fact or fantasy?

100% renewable energy for US: Fact or fantasy?

What would it take to power the entire U.S. economy on renewable resources alone?

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Queensland to play catch up on renewables - wants to match South Australia

Queensland to play catch up on renewables – wants to match South Australia

Qld energy minister says state will facilitate demand for rooftop solar + storage, use reverse auctions to boost large-scale renewables.