Haystacks is Australia’s first large scale solar garden, enabling everyone to participate in the clean energy revolution whether or not they have access to a sunny rooftop – pioneering a way for locked out energy users to access renewable energy. Haystacks solar garden is being constructed on a farm in the Riverina of NSW and […]
Infrastructure emerged as a winner in the federal government’s big-spending 2020-21 budget and now the hard part: making sure these “nation-building” projects are sustainable. Money is flowing into the built environment, with the government’s “JobMaker Plan” including an increase to the government’s infrastructure investment pipeline by $10 billion to $110 billion over 10 years. The […]
CLEAN ENERGY: Delegates at the Global Smart Energy Summit this week got a chance to hear some of the final words and thoughts from departing chief executive of the Australian Energy Market Operator Audrey Zibelman who announced this week she was heading to a leadership role at Google in its X “moonshot division”. A key […]
SPECIAL FEATURE: Business schools don’t teach it, but co-operatives can be a boon for regional communities. Many checking out what towns such as Yackandandah in Victoria has done to save its local garage and later install community based solar, and they’re following suit.
Melbourne’s Domain precinct will soon have a premium, net zero, lockdown-resilient apartment block. Expect more. And it’s all been inspired by the wake up call of the summer bushfires.
The renewable energy industry has weathered the effects of the pandemic according to the Financial Times of London, which reports one industry insider saying, “the pandemic does not affect whether the sun shines or the wind blows”.
Our pick of the sustainable business opportunities on offer around Australia.
The Australia Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) launched its $70 million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round on Wednesday to accelerate renewable hydrogen development in Australia.
OXYGEN FILES: While the rest of the world is turning to biogas to meet energy and environmental requirements, Australia is ramping up production of natural gas.
GREEN GIGS: Australia’s heating climate is providing opportunities for suppliers who can think outside the traditional building box.
The big glittery All Energy event in Melbourne this week was all abuzz with how irrelevant the federal government really is.
City of Sydney has made good on its commitment to go 100 per cent renewable, today unveiling a $60 million deal with Flow Power to purchase only wind and solar to meet its energy needs.
There is an often-repeated joke between West Australians that WA actually stands for “Wait Awhile”.
There’s been a shift in emphasis towards long term sustainability in Western Australia’s energy sector, according to the manager of the New Energy team at Synergy, Krystal Skinner.
Brief: The Queensland government has backed renewable energy in its 2019-20 budget, allocating $250 million to its new publicly owned electricity generation and trading company CleanCo and $19 million to support hydrogen export facilities.
Technology companies are now some of the biggest and most influential on the planet so it’s good news that more of them are going big on sustainability, with Microsoft the latest to ramp up its green commitments.
A new online portal has been launched for organisations looking to buy large-scale off-site wind, solar electricity and battery storage.
There’s never been a better time to talk renewables, and the technology around will only speed things up manifold.
New leaders are emerging to meet the climate challenge. Cities and towns in Australia and across the world are taking charge of their future and moving swiftly to reduce their climate impact and secure a clean energy future for their residents.
Melbourne City Council has leapt ahead of the renewables race with its announcement that it will be now be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed its largest ever equity investment to the Australian Renewables Income Fund (ARIF) in order to attract more institutional investors to the fast-growing sector.
Any Australians tearing their hair out (if they have any left) about their government’s position on climate change have long suspected that its failure to decommission the country’s coal and oil-fired power plants has been the biggest stumbling block to increasing the amount of renewable energy in the country.
At the Property Council Christmas bash in Sydney last night (Wednesday), we just knew we’d strike up a conversation with someone from Melbourne to give us a view on what the Victorian state election on Saturday might bring for sustainability.
As Australia transitions out of coal and into clean energy it’s time to think of the future for the 8000 workers currently employed in Australia’s coal-fired power industry, plus the estimated 18,000 jobs dependent on the sector.
The momentum behind renewables is surging out of control. Even American Republicans are able to see past the extreme brand of conservatism currently gripping the nation to recognise the merits of renewables. This is what two researchers from the Washington State University found in a new study on voter attitudes to renewable energy. They found […]
Amy Kean has worked her way up the ranks at the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to become the director of the Energy Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies branch.
For many Australians, wind farms are unsightly. But in the Philippines they’re now becoming a tourist attraction.
Institutional investors can now buy into a $200 million pool of loans to renewable projects, in what is being touted as a new, game-changing clean energy investment model in the Australian market.
A renewables “revolution” is driving change in the power industry, according to REN21’s latest Global Energy Outlook, but the heating and cooling sectors are lagging behind in this global transition.
British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta told an audience in South Australia on Wednesday that Australia could reboot its car manufacturing industry with electric vehicles.