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Category: Renewables

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Push for second Tasmania Basslink wins new ARENA funding

Push for second Tasmania Basslink wins new ARENA funding

Australian Renewable Energy Agency tips another $20m into feasibility and business case for second interconnector across Bass Strait.

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NEG is supposed to be better than nothing. But is it?

NEG is supposed to be better than nothing. But is it?

The NEG is yet another case of Australian exceptionalism in energy, typical of the toxic mix of muddled thinking and ideology that dominates regulatory oversight of this industry.

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HOWZAT! Adelaide over on front foot with project putting energy efficiency up in lights

HOWZAT! Adelaide over on front foot with project putting energy efficiency up in lights

Adelaide Oval has unveiled a world class audience experience created through a CEFC-financed major lighting upgrade that goes all out to put substantial runs on the energy efficiency scoreboard.

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How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it's too late

How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it’s too late

There’s a growing mob that thinks it can reinvent electricity, from old to new, and from a supply-dominated industry-based model to consumers-in-control.

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First Australian corporate bulk-buy to deliver new 80MW wind farm

First Australian corporate bulk-buy to deliver new 80MW wind farm

An 80MW wind farm to be built near Ararat after first-of-kind contract with powerful consortium of 14 universities, corporations and Councils.

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1414 plans two "gigawatt hour" silicon storage plants in S.A.

1414 plans two “gigawatt hour” silicon storage plants in S.A.

South Australian company opens new manufacturing facility and says it plans to build two grid scale 1GWh silicon storage systems in the state.

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Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

I hate to break the news, but north Queensland will not be getting a new coal fired power station if the LNP are elected on Saturday.

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First turbine erected at Mount Emerald Wind Farm

First turbine erected at Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Ratch Australia Corporation announced the completion of the first wind turbine at the Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Walkamin today after the three 16 tonne blades, each 57m long, were positioned in place atop a 90-metre tower.

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ICO and ACCIONA sign a loan agreement for 75 million Australian dollars to finance the construction of a wind farm in Australia

ICO and ACCIONA sign a loan agreement for 75 million Australian dollars to finance the construction of a wind farm in Australia

The new wind farm, which will come on stream in the second semester of 2018, has a total capacity of 132MW. The electricity generated by the facility will all be sold in the wholesale market.

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100% renewables "cheaper, less risky" than building new coal: ATA

100% renewables “cheaper, less risky” than building new coal: ATA

ATA report says a 100% renewable grid by 2030 not just doable for Australia, but cheaper and safer than building new coal plants.

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Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

New modelling predicts India is within a decade of peak coal demand for the power sector. This is sooner than anyone has predicted.