Turnbull dismisses fossil fuel hydrogen and carbon capture and storage, and laments lack of any new major clean energy projects in Morrison budget.
AGL Energy will progress early works on a plan to convert an upper Hunter coal mine to pumped hydro energy storage, after promising preliminary studies.
Construction of Australia’s first pumped hydro project in several decades to begin after Genex locks in final contracts and finance.
Grattan says 100 per cent renewably-powered electricity grid is difficult because of a two-week period in winter, but solutions may be found.
A private transmission line has been proposed as the most effective way to facilitate thousands of megawatts of new renewables capacity proposed for NSW New England REZ.
Genex locks in contractors for engineering and construction works for Kidston pumped hydro project.
Genex turns to its shareholders to raise $110m needed to build its flagship Kidston pumped hydro project, while ARENA chips in with a new $47m grant.
The collapse of an Australian’s investment empire could see Sanjeev Gupta lose a favoured financial backer, complicating his push into green steelmaking.
TransGrid says underground power lines not a viable option for Snowy 2.0 grid connection, as NSW releases EIS for consultation.
Genex again seeks more time to lock in partners for Kidston pumped hydro project – but its not the only pumped hydro project to run into troubles.