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Category: Smart Energy

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CEFC tips $100m into AMP Capital green building fund

CEFC tips $100m into AMP Capital green building fund

CEFC invests $100m in AMP Capital fund that aims to make its portfolio of Australian buildings net zero emissions by 2030.

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Here comes the end of the Energiewende. Again

Here comes the end of the Energiewende. Again

Yet again, an expert – this time, a German – has announced that Germany’s energy transition cannot succeed.

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Museums Victoria to slash energy costs by one-third with co-gen, efficiency

Museums Victoria to slash energy costs by one-third with co-gen, efficiency

Siemens to install co-gen, energy and water efficient technology in $11m state government-backed Museums Victoria upgrade.

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CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

Jillian Broadbent says backing large-scale energy storage a key focus for CEFC in 2017 in a high renewable grid. No mention of clean coal.

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10 clean energy start-ups pitch for investors at CEFC showcase

10 clean energy start-ups pitch for investors at CEFC showcase

$200m Clean Energy Innovation Fund is coordinating a meeting between investors and start-ups, in new push to fast-track low-carbon energy sector.

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Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Supporters of carbon capture plants on coal power stations are seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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How fossil fuel lobby tried to destroy EU climate policy

How fossil fuel lobby tried to destroy EU climate policy

New book outlines how the Magritte Group – a fossil fuel lobby – has tried to destroy climate and renewable energy policy in Europe.

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The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide, Part 2

The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide, Part 2

In the second part of the series on the crisis besetting the NEM in eastern Australia, Mike looks at the tightening balance of supply and demand.

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EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.

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Australian wind farms to compete with gas to provide grid stability

Australian wind farms to compete with gas to provide grid stability

Wind farms to show they can provide same system services – inertia and frequency – as coal and gas plants in major new trial in South Australia.

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US battery maker sees "tremendous opportunity" with Australian utilities

US battery maker sees “tremendous opportunity” with Australian utilities

SimpliPhi Power CEO in talks on battery storage with Australia’s “progressive” utilities and transmission companies.