A new report by Climate Energy Finance has revealed Australia’s diesel Fuel Tax Credit Scheme disincentivises growth in future industries and will cost taxpayers $37 billion (USD 23.8b) in lost tax revenue by 2030. The report also illustrates how capping these rebates represents a multifaceted advantage for Australian manufacturing of low and zero-emission mining vehicles.
An industry-led collaboration is unlocking value in previously mined and discarded earth and rock to help boost Australia’s global position as a clean energy powerhouse.
Australia is at risk of over-mining key transition minerals by relying on “overblown” demand assumptions, according to a new report which warns policy steps to encourage responsible and sustainable use of critical minerals, such as improved battery recycling, are being ignored.
How will miners get to net zero and what strategies and technologies will they deploy to reach this goal in line with the Paris agreement? This is the core question 500+ miners, decarbonisation, technology, finance and government experts will address over two days this June 14-15 at the Energy and Mines Australia Summit at the Optus Stadium in Perth.
The operators of an energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining centre in the South Australian industrial city of Whyalla believe it offers a solution to curtailment issues that haunt many developers of solar PV projects in the National Electricity Market.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has committed up to $21 million to unlock and commercialise innovative technology solutions that will help mining operations decarbonise and reposition the sector to capture the benefits of the future low emissions economy.
Crypto mining electricity use can exceed that of large, developed nations. Solar and storage can help cut carbon impact, but could the power be best used elsewhere?
Australian battery minerals company Liontown Resources will install what is shaping to be the nation’s largest off-grid renewable energy hybrid power station at its $545 million Kathleen Valley Lithium Project in Western Australia, allowing the mine to be powered by 100% on-site renewables during periods of high wind and solar resource.
Australian gas company APA Group has signed a third offtake agreement for its 88 MW Mica Creek Solar Farm, currently under construction in Queensland’s mining hub.
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