Australian team makes green ammonia production breakthrough
UNSW and USYD researchers say new methods for producing ammonia, key to hydrogen transport, eliminate need for high temperatures, high pressures, and fossil fuels.
Call to develop 1.5GW green hydrogen hub gets “super major” response
Western Australian gets 65 expressions of interest to produce and export renewable hydrogen at hub north of Geraldton – at least 10 from global corporate “super majors.”
Biden weighs “social cost” of carbon in reversing Trump-era climate damage
Biden administration instructed to “capture the full costs of greenhouse gas emissions" in accordance with the science and taking global damages into account.
As Biden acts on climate, Morrison reactivates fossil rhetoric
Will Morrison take Biden's lead on climate? The fact that he marked the moment of the US rejoining Paris with a whirlwind tour of oil and gas projects is not a good sign.
46,000 join class action against Queensland coal plants
Australia's largest ever energy class action, brought against two Queensland government owned power companies, starts Federal Court action.
Ørsted offshore wind-powered hydrogen project secures funding
Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted makes final investment decision to proceed with development of a renewable hydrogen demonstration project powered by two offshore turbines.
Solar, batteries and “EV revolution” targeted in ACT budget
The ACT government outlines a $307 million, five-year spend on new clean energy measures, including batteries, rooftop solar and electric vehicles.
Game-changing “virtual storage” deal struck between Macquarie, Shell and Hydro Tas
A “virtual storage" contract between Hydro Tasmania and two buyers – Macquarie Group and Shell-owned ERM Power – heralds the arrival of game-changing digital energy market tools.
Biden’s big climate plans face a big problem: conservative roadblocks from within
Despite big wins for Democrats, the most conservative within the party have the power to hold back action. Just like Australia's opposition.
Biden hits reset on US climate action – and turns up the heat on Morrison
One of Biden's first acts as president was to see the US re-join the Paris Agreement, causing pressure on Morrison to do more on climate to ramp up another few notches.
China delivers a surprise 2020 renewable boom, but it may not last
New data suggests a mind-boggling installation rate for wind power in China in 2020, but must be maintained for many more years to cut coal.
December 2020 was the highest NEM wind and solar month on record
Three key takeaways from new facts and stats on Australia's biggest grid in 2020.