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Category: Resource Efficiency

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Solar array with cloud predicting technology launched in WA

Solar array with cloud predicting technology launched in WA

Australia’s first grid-connected solar power project with cloud predicting technology launched at Karratha Airport, WA, in bid to smooth solar supply.

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Energising Innovation: How many countries does it take to change a light bulb?

Energising Innovation: How many countries does it take to change a light bulb?

Negative resource trends, climate change and rising energy demand mean we urgently need to find a new approach to electricity supply. How can we speed up the process?

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Aussie’s clean-tech design combats water scarcity in drought-stricken regions

Aussie’s clean-tech design combats water scarcity in drought-stricken regions

It’s been said necessity is the mother of invention. Climate change and water scarcity are certainly giving cleantech companies something to think about.

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Smart grid, renewable energy solutions dominate Australian tech comp shortlist

Smart grid, renewable energy solutions dominate Australian tech comp shortlist

ATC15 semi-finalists include home grown smart grid energy management systems, portable solar systems, and advanced solar inverters.

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AGL to add CO2 capture to Torrens gas power plant in Adelaide

AGL to add CO2 capture to Torrens gas power plant in Adelaide

AGL Energy has partnered with Air Liquide to add CO2 capture to its SA Torrens Island gas plant, to capture and purify up to 50,000t of CO2 a year.

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Melbourne tyre recycler Australia's first finalist in top global innovation awards

Melbourne tyre recycler Australia’s first finalist in top global innovation awards

Edison Awards names Australian start-up as a finalist, for its innovative technology that converts converts old tyres into saleable carbon, oil and steel.

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Energy from waste can deliver 9% of Australia’s emissions abatement

Energy from waste can deliver 9% of Australia’s emissions abatement

Energy from waste should not cannibalise recycling but – as a direct alternative to landfill and as a source of energy – it has huge potential.

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$150m solar powered greenhouse nears construction in SA

$150m solar powered greenhouse nears construction in SA

Construction to begin on $150m expansion of Sundrop Farms’ Port Augusta solar thermal greenhouse, that will use sun and sea water to grow tomatoes.

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SA leads renewables investment, NSW and Victoria out of race

SA leads renewables investment, NSW and Victoria out of race

Climate Council report says NSW and Victoria gone “from leaders to laggards” in Australian renewables race. Thank goodness for South Australia!

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Electricity mapping tool to boost renewables, stop gold-plating

Electricity mapping tool to boost renewables, stop gold-plating

‘Network opportunity maps’ to highlight areas where demand management and renewables can address electricity constraint, rather than more poles and wires.

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Solar train stations in Victoria save up to 30% on power

Solar train stations in Victoria save up to 30% on power

Five Victorian train stations built or upgraded for state government’s Regional Rail Link project use 100+ solar panels to provide power and hot water.