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Green hydrogen or green-wash? Industry-led scheme to guarantee origin of supply

Wed, 2020-12-02 23:03

Industry bodies seek scheme to guarantee provenance of green hydrogen produced in Australia and prevent "green-washing" in the booming new industry.

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“I spent more than that, and I’m not BP”: Cannon-Brookes challenges oil major to do more

Wed, 2020-12-02 16:52

Mike Cannon Brookes - Smart Energy Summit - optimisedCannon-Brookes issues challenge to BP to invest more in clean energy, saying he was personally investing more than the oil and gas giant.

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Coal and gas sectors contract as rest of economy bounces back from Covid-19

Wed, 2020-12-02 14:23

Canva - Coal mining from above - optimised brown coal hydrogenAustralia's economy is bouncing back, but not thanks to any 'gas-led recovery', with coal and gas sectors contracting in latest quarterly GDP figures.

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NSW green lights 65MW Tamworth solar farm and big battery

Wed, 2020-12-02 13:46

NSW government delivers early Christmas present to Barnaby Joyce, with plans for a new solar farm and big battery in his New England electorate approved for construction.

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Victoria to trial “sophisticated” two-way market for home solar and storage

Wed, 2020-12-02 13:33

AusNet Services-led trial will see customer owned assets like rooftop solar compete in the same market as traditional power plants in north-eastern Victoria.

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Nuclear fusion edges closer to reality with Curtin University research

Wed, 2020-12-02 13:20

Researchers from Western Australia develop database of electron-molecule reactions seen as major step forward in making fusion power a reality.

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Germany’s first coal plant phase-out auction a success, with 4.8GW to close

Wed, 2020-12-02 13:15

Germany's first auction for decommissioning coal generators results in nearly 5GW of contracted closures, including some plants opened just five years ago.

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UK’s COP26 president piles new pressure on Morrison on zero carbon target

Wed, 2020-12-02 12:30

 Leon Neal/PA WireIncoming COP26 chief piles pressure on Morrison government to set zero carbon target, while praising Australian States and Territories for leading the way.

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Liddell extension ‘one of the lowest ranked’ options, government modelling says

Wed, 2020-12-02 10:59

Liddell Power Station Hunter Valley NSW Australia - optimisedGovernment commissioned modelling shows extending the life of Liddell as one of the worst options for ensuring cheap and reliable power in NSW.

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World’s biggest offshore wind farm reaches financial close

Wed, 2020-12-02 09:48

Norwegian energy company Equinor and Irish renewables developer SSE Renewables reach financial close on first two phases of massive Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

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Europe’s biggest battery project – 640MWh – approved in the UK

Wed, 2020-12-02 09:44

UK government grants planning consent to Scottish company InterGen to develop largest battery storage project in UK and Europe, and one of the largest in the world.

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Hidden secrets that Angus Taylor tried to bury in Australia’s latest emissions data

Wed, 2020-12-02 09:31

A sugar hit of COVID-hit transport, growing renewables and suspicious revisions - all the hidden bits in Australia's new emissions data

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Neoen and Tesla get to work on Australia’s biggest battery near Geelong

Tue, 2020-12-01 21:01

Victoria big battery Neoen TeslaNeoen, Tesla and the Victoria government hold ground-breaking ceremony for the Victorian Big Battery, which will be biggest battery in the country.

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Queensland budget delivers $500m renewables fund, as coal plant revenues slump

Tue, 2020-12-01 20:18

Kogan Creek Power Station landscape - optimisedQueensland budget delivers $500 million renewable energy fund, set to underpin wind and solar boom, while coal plant write-downs cut government revenues.

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Rooftop solar claims its biggest victim yet – Australia’s newest coal generator

Tue, 2020-12-01 14:07

rooftop solarOne of the owners of the newest coal generator in the country has written off its entire investment, and the growth in rooftop solar is largely the cause.

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Western Australia offers royalty deal to lithium producers facing low prices

Tue, 2020-12-01 13:56

Western Australia seeks to support state's lithium producers, offering a temporary royalty rebate while global prices remain low.

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GE unveils 6MW onshore wind turbine – its most powerful yet

Tue, 2020-12-01 13:03

Global engineering giant unveils its most powerful onshore wind turbine yet, a 6MW version of its Cypress line of turbines, surpassing the 5.3MW model.

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Victoria petrol and diesel cars to get ICE-y reception in EV parking spots

Tue, 2020-12-01 12:43

kona ev only parkCombustion engine and non-pluggable hybrid vehicles will be fined if found parking in electric car parking spots.

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Stanwell partners with Japan’s Iwatani to develop Gladstone green hydrogen export hub

Tue, 2020-12-01 12:24

hydrogen fuel cell vehicle flickr Dave Pinter - optimisedQueensland's Stanwell Corp partners with Japanese hydrogen giant Iwatani to kick start work towards Gladstone green hydrogen export terminal.

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Transparency lost as Taylor seizes control of now “secret” energy minister forums

Tue, 2020-12-01 12:01

Angus reforms Taylor COAG Energy Council reliability - optimisdKey energy market players renew calls for Angus Taylor to increase transparency and consultation with experts in meetings of energy ministers.

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