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Category: Smart Energy

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Is Australian coal finally having its "oh sh*t" moment?

Is Australian coal finally having its “oh sh*t” moment?

Queensland Resource Council calls for government aid as struggling coal companies “teeter on the brink”. Is the coal industry finally facing up to reality?

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CQU team behind biodiesel made from waste oil in talks with Caltex

CQU team behind biodiesel made from waste oil in talks with Caltex

Plans of CQU research team to produce commercial amounts of biodiesel from waste cooking oil has attracted the attention of an oil major.

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Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Turnbull should be excited by the U.S govt’s US$36m investment to turn solar PV and storage batteries into a new kind of virtual power source.

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Toshiba reorganising to focus on energy, storage amid major losses

Toshiba reorganising to focus on energy, storage amid major losses

Toshiba to place emphasis on its energy and storage businesses, as latest earnings results show catastrophic losses.

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Restoring the grid after a blackout — using batteries

Restoring the grid after a blackout — using batteries

Europe’s first commercial battery park, will be upgraded to become the first battery storage system in the country capable of restoring the local grid.

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Is India starting to waver on coal?

Is India starting to waver on coal?

From court rulings over pollution, to private power companies dumping coal projects in favour of solar, to huge stockpiles of unwanted coal, India’s energy policy is in a state of flux.

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Victoria’s climate agenda: will Andrews Government deliver on its promise?

Victoria’s climate agenda: will Andrews Government deliver on its promise?

Victoria needs to find new mechanisms to accelerate renewable energy investment and remove some of its most polluting coal generation.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk confirms Powerwall 2.0 is on the way

Tesla’s Elon Musk confirms Powerwall 2.0 is on the way

Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla will bring out a new version of its Powerwall home energy storage battery system this year.

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General Electric goes all-in on LEDs: ‘The market is ready and our customers are ready’

General Electric goes all-in on LEDs: ‘The market is ready and our customers are ready’

In a landmark decision for lighting, General Electric says it will no longer manufacture compact fluorescent light bulbs for consumer applications.

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"State of transition" Oil oversupply, shale bankruptcies, gas leaks, and a whiff of securities fraud

“State of transition” Oil oversupply, shale bankruptcies, gas leaks, and a whiff of securities fraud

The great global energy transition will play out in countless small dramas. But reminders of the over-arching global narrative, that we are in a race against time, are remorseless.

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Next-generation utility programs: The emergence of a “negawatt” market

Next-generation utility programs: The emergence of a “negawatt” market

California’s recently passed Senate Bill shows a remarkable change in how the state evaluates energy efficiency. Say hello to the “negawatt.”