After years in the pipeline, the 180MW Mt Emerald wind farm near Cairns has gained approval from the federal government.
CSIRO spin-off Windlab wants to build the world’s biggest wind-solar hybrid plant – a facility it says could deliver as much baseload power as a small coal fired generator.
Brisbane-based energy storage company, Redflow, is determined to mark Australia’s place in the next disruptive energy technology: battery storage.
Queensland is the only state in Australia where the wind industry has yet to establish itself. That could change quickly in the next year or so.
Report says 2°C climate target world mean no new coal mines, peak oil by 2020, and muted gas growth – and put $2trn of fossil fuel assets at risk.
Renewable energy – and solar and wind energy in particular – will be at the core of any agreement in Paris to limit global warming. And Australia is being urged to pull its weight.