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AEMO sets out tender timeline for NSW’s rapid transition from coal to renewables

8 hours 6 min ago

Canva - NSW wind farm landscape Australia WWF - optimisedAEMO outlines tender timeline for the wind, solar and storage that will replace NSW's ageing coal fleet.

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Australian start-up to test hydrogen-to-heat catalyst in first real-world pilot

9 hours 56 min ago

Star Scientific will deploy its hydrogen-to-heat technology in a real-world pilot with Mars Food Australia. (Supplied).An Australian start-up will deploy its innovative hydrogen-to-heat technology, potentially paving the way for the decarbonisation of food production.

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MPower to add batteries across network of 5MW solar farms after success of trial

10 hours 2 min ago

MPower says success of network battery trial with Endeavour Energy paves way to add "grid-forming" batteries across portfolio of small solar farms.

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5B bulks up to deliver ultra low cost solar for huge Sun Cable project

11 hours 38 min ago

sun cable 5b solar northern territory optimisedModular solar innovator 5B buys Adelaide-based solar mounting specialist as it bulks up to deliver "ultra low cost" solar at a massive scale.

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Bluescope enlists Shell for renewable hydrogen plans for Port Kembla steel

11 hours 55 min ago

The Port Kembla industrial area in NSW emissions safeguard mechanismBluescope signs MoU with Shell to work on renewable hydrogen project that would help decarbonise the Port Kembla Steelworks.

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Alinta proposes 1,000MW offshore wind farm to help power Portland smelter

13 hours 8 min ago

 Alcoa Australia).Alinta unveils plans to build 1,000MW offshore wind farm near Portland to help deliver 100 per cent renewable energy supply to local aluminium smelter.

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Bowen says Labor ready to take climate election fight to Morrison and Taylor

Mon, 2021-12-06 14:31

Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen addresses the National Press Club in Canberra, (AAP Image/Lukas Coch).Chris Bowen says Labor ready to fight Coalition on climate at next election, and issued a debate challenge to Angus Taylor.

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Towers for Australia’s biggest wind turbines arrive in north Queensland port

Mon, 2021-12-06 14:22

First deliveries of parts of the massive Vestas turbines that will make up the 157MW Kaban wind farm in north Queensland arrive in port.

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Wilson and Sharma celebrate subsidised solar for Double Bay sailing club

Mon, 2021-12-06 14:07

Tim Wilson kicks off pre-election campaigning with visit to Double Bay Sailing Club, whose solar was funded through the Morrison government’s Powering Communities Program.

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Explainer: Labor plans 85 “solar banks” to open up solar to renters. What are they?

Mon, 2021-12-06 13:32

Labor's 'solar banks' policy could break down the barriers to solar ownership for the millions of households who can't install rooftop solar.

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Morrison’s lack of climate action puts national security at risk, former defence chief says

Mon, 2021-12-06 03:00

Former Defence Force Chief Admiral Chris Barrie AC (Retd) (Supplied).National security experts welcome Labor's committment to undertake climate risk assessment, and say Morrison still "missing in action".

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World’s biggest renewables player to create major “greentailer” in Australia

Sun, 2021-12-05 23:01

Bungala solar farmWorld's biggest renewable energy company secures energy retail licence in Australia where it will offer green energy, virtual power plants and EV charging.

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Labor has produced a brilliant renewables plan wrapped up in a terrible climate plan

Sat, 2021-12-04 11:58

Australian Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese (right) and shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)Labor has cancelled out the massive increase in renewable potential by allowing for greater emissions in transport, industry and agriculture.

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Regulator tips “big reduction” in emissions in 2022, as renewables push out more coal

Fri, 2021-12-03 14:25

Latest Clean Energy Regulator data sets the scene for "a big reduction of emissions” going into 2022, as solar and wind continue to push coal out of the mix.

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Look, no taxes! Labor’s modest target assumes 82 pct renewables and 89 pct EVs by 2030

Fri, 2021-12-03 14:22

Australian Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese (right) and shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)Labor eyes 82 pct market share for renewables and 89 pct share of EVs in new vehicle sales by 2030, as part of its revised and "modest" emissions target.

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NSW seeks wind, solar and storage proposals for Hunter and Central Coast REZ

Fri, 2021-12-03 12:30

 Canva).NSW seeks proposals for wind, solar and storage project in a new renewable energy zone centred at the heart of its coal mining regions.

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Labor lowers 2030 target to 43 per cent, to blunt Morrison scare campaign

Fri, 2021-12-03 09:12

Shadow Minister for Climate Change Chris Bowen. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)Labor to take a 43 per cent emissions target to the next federal election, and a paired back policy platform designed to blunt Morrison scare campaign.

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Energy Insiders Podcast: Hazelwood transition from dirty coal plant to big battery

Fri, 2021-12-03 09:08

Hazelwood power station - Jeremy Buckingham via creative commons 2 - optimisedBen Bolot from ATCO on the role pumped hydro storage could play in a renewables dominated grid in Australia.

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New Zealand’s biggest solar farm to be built at Christchurch Airport

Fri, 2021-12-03 07:54

A 150MW solar farm - by far the biggest in New Zealand - is to be built at Christchurch Airport, and funded by an Australian-based renewables fund.

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Acciona signs solar supply deal for 3GW green hydrogen plant in Queensland

Fri, 2021-12-03 07:47

Massive Queensland green hydrogen project signs up 600MW solar farm, the first of a dozen similar deals to reach its 2030 production targets.

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