Energy

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Queensland joins Victoria in clean energy crusade

State and territory governments are leading the charge on the renewables transition while the Commonwealth is falling short. Latest news in the sector is the Queensland government’s launch of the state’s new publicly owned renewable energy generator last week.

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Vicinity’s rooftop solar portfolio hits $75 million

Vicinity Centres is pouring an extra $50 million into phase two of its rooftop solar program, which according the retail property management company will make it Australia’s largest-ever property solar program.

Victoria announces first microgrid consortium

A partnership between RMIT researchers, Moreland Energy Foundation, renewable energy services business, Ovida, and solar retailer Allume Energy has won a $980,000 grant from the Victorian government towards a trial of microgrids for multi-tenanted buildings.

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Hydrogen heating for homes could be on the horizon

Although much of the buzz around renewable hydrogen is focused on cars and its money-making potential as an overseas export, in the short-to-medium term hydrogen could also be used for cooking, heating and cooling Australian homes.

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Will the NEG change the net zero game?

Some of Australia’s leading property companies have set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero or beyond. Will the NEG help or hinder?

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Australia out in front with blockchain energy trading

The appeal of decentralised energy models is being underestimated in a market where consumers are wary of traditional energy retailers, says LO3 director of public policy Con Van Kemenade.

Demand response

Combining PPAs with demand response means serious savings

Businesses are savings a motza by signing renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs), but a new report says these savings could increase by up to another third by implementing demand response measures.