Greens want councils to have lease power in SA

The Greens South Australia: The Greens have introduced a Bill into State Parliament to allow local councils to take over vacant land for temporary public use in situations where the owner is unable or unwilling to develop the site. “This Bill is aimed squarely at cases like the former Le Cornu site in North Adelaide, […]

Adelaide Airport to get GoGet

From GoGet:  GoGet Carshare has launched an on-airport carshare service in Adelaide.  The carshare company, which has over 2,300 vehicles across Australia and more than 95,000 members, said it has taken this important step in creating a nationwide network of carshare-enabled airports because of demand from business and personal travellers keen to use carshare in […]

South Australia’s ultra-fast internet network switched on

From SA Government: Adelaide’s ultra-fast internet network will be switched on from today, with businesses able to access affordable high-speed internet which is up to 100 times faster than the national average. Science and Information Economy Minister Kyam Maher today launched the $7.6 million GigCity Adelaide network at TechinSA, which is funded by the State […]

You can now get a High Distinction in drone studies

From the Lead: The University of Adelaide is offering the five-day course leading to the award of a CASA-certified Remote Pilot Licence (RePL). Under Australian Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, the operation of drones over 2kg for commercial purposes needs certification. The intensive course is run on University of Adelaide campuses by a team of CASA-certified drone operators and trainers from […]

Adelaide based smart energy monitor on a growth path

Listed Adelaide-based tech firm Buddy Platform is expanding the customer base for its smart energy monitors solution into the Central American and Caribbean and markets and it’s partly thanks to Lady Gaga.

185 sites in SA identified as possible sites for hydro storage

From The Australian National University: Researchers at The Australian National University have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage, which may help secure Australia’s electricity grid. The ANU team has considered the possible benefits of using hydro power energy storage, where water is pumped uphill and stored to generate electricity on […]

Adelaide teams up with Manchester for EU smart cities program

Adelaide has been announced as a partner city in the European Union’s World Cities program, which pairs leading smart and sustainable cities together in order to share experiences and best practice on urban innovation, green development and start-up policy. The city has been paired with Manchester in the UK, recognised as a leading smart city […]

Lyon Solar to build world’s biggest solar and battery storage plant with or without tender

One of the companies that said it was better placed than Tesla to deliver a 100MW battery storage system for South Australia has announced it is going ahead with what will be the world’s largest solar and battery plant, regardless of the outcome of the government’s tender for a battery system. Lyon Solar on Thursday […]

Global spotlight on South Australia as it leads huge energy storage shake-up

The world’s eyes have been on South Australia and its energy security issues after high profile tweets between the CEOs of Tesla and Atlassian went viral. Now SA premier Jay Weatherill has announced his state will invest $550 million in a bid to increase energy security. The move will include a new $150 million renewable […]

SA continues climate leadership with green office refurb

The South Australian government has received a 6 Star Green Star Interiors rating for an office fitout, which it says is the first Australian project to get such a high rating in the first round of assessment. The Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources’ (DEWNR) Waymouth St office in Adelaide, which houses 900 government […]

SA blackout caused by voltage drop following storm wipeout of power lines

From the Clean Energy Council: Major voltage problems across the South Australian power system following the damage to three transmission lines means a blackout was inevitable no matter what generation was running at the time, according to an updated report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). The AEMO report states: “Five transmission line faults, […]

Housing choice or future disaster? Who’s right about the urban fringe controversy?

Government has ceded control over the urban fringe and density to developers who have squandered our most valuable resource, land, planning experts say. The Property Council in Victoria says Plan Melbourne is wrong to argue for greater densities and Stockland and Frasers Australia are themselves divided on the issue. A completely different model of urban […]

Royal Commission into nuclear lends support to SA dump

The storage and disposal of the world’s used nuclear fuel in South Australia has been supported in “tentative findings” released by the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission.

Tesla and Solarhart – it's a match!

Tesla has teamed with Solahart in Australia to offer households a one stop shop for all their renewable energy needs. “The collaboration will see Solahart, already one of Australia’s leading renewable energy solution innovators, become a Tesla Energy authorised reseller,” a statement from Solahart said on Tuesday. The Solahart offer will allow Tesla Powerwall batteries to […]

Community garden for the homeless wins Big Idea competition

A proposal to turn part of Adelaide’s Southern parklands into a community garden that will provide flexible and transitional employment, education and training opportunities for people experiencing homelessness has won this year’s Big Idea (postgraduate) competition.