RenewEconomy News and analysis for the clean energy economy 2019-05-26T10:41:53Z https://reneweconomy.com.au/feed/atom/ WordPress https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/android-icon-192x192-150x150.png Giles Parkinson <![CDATA[Taylor gets energy and emissions portfolio, Price dumped from environment]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128345 2019-05-26T10:41:53Z 2019-05-26T05:55:35Z ENERGY MINISTERS PRESSERAngus Taylor to combine energy and emissions reductions, while Melissa Price dumped from environment and replaced by Sussan Ley.

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Michael Mazengarb http://www.reneweconomy.com.au <![CDATA[Adani approvals could be granted within weeks as Palaszczuk sets deadline]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128329 2019-05-24T05:25:22Z 2019-05-24T05:25:22Z Queensland Premier issues expedited deadline for Adani environmental approvals, just days after company reaches agreement on water contamination breaches

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Michael Mazengarb http://www.reneweconomy.com.au <![CDATA[Albo and the Green New Deal: Great name for a band, but is it good policy?]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128314 2019-05-24T05:26:16Z 2019-05-24T04:51:32Z Labor under Anthony Albanese may look overseas in its search for a way to re-engage voters on climate change, and rebrand its policy suite.

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Giles Parkinson <![CDATA[How serious is Queensland about its 50 per cent renewable energy target?]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128306 2019-05-24T04:41:15Z 2019-05-24T04:41:15Z "Crazy" new laws, along with delays to auctions and grid upgrades, is raising question about how serious the Queensland Labor government is about its 50% renewables target.

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Michael Mazengarb http://www.reneweconomy.com.au <![CDATA[WA taps into boom for raw materials for EV and storage batteries]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128269 2019-05-24T01:48:09Z 2019-05-24T01:48:09Z WA is set to capitalise on rapid growth in demand for battery storage, with a surge in exploration activity for raw battery materials.

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Joshua S Hill <![CDATA[Japan switches on first new geothermal power plant in 23 years]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128291 2019-05-23T23:54:27Z 2019-05-23T23:54:27Z Japan's 46MW Wasabizawa Geothermal Power Plant begins commercial operation, marking its first new large-scale geothermal power station in 23 years.

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Sophie Vorrath <![CDATA[Twin Creek wind farm and Australia’s biggest battery edge closer to approval]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128289 2019-05-23T23:53:30Z 2019-05-23T23:53:30Z RES Australia plans for 183MW wind farm and a big battery in South Australia edge closer to reality, despite ongoing local opposition and concern about "extra frosts".

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Giles Parkinson <![CDATA[Gupta chooses Suntech for Cultana solar farm and big battery project]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128300 2019-05-23T23:05:13Z 2019-05-23T23:05:13Z Sanjeev Gupta Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance is seen on the SIMEC ZEN Energy’s Cultana Solar Farm site near Whyalla in South Australia.Gupta moves forward with Cultana solar project for Whyalla steel works, to be "firmed up" by big battery.

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Bridie Schmidt <![CDATA[Tesla’s Musk applauds Lilium’s 5-seater electric air taxis]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128297 2019-05-23T21:35:44Z 2019-05-23T21:35:44Z Tesla CEO praises Lilium’s electric “air taxi” but says vertical-takeoff-and-landing is a “hard problem”.

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Bridie Schmidt <![CDATA[Electric Landcruiser conversion – made for Australian mining – goes viral]]> https://reneweconomy.com.au/?p=128294 2019-05-23T21:26:07Z 2019-05-23T21:26:07Z GB Auto GM Bill Dunlop tells The Driven how the NSW auto electrical group got involved with Landcruiser conversions, and where it is going from here.

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