No time to waste, WA lends support to waste-to-hydrogen project

Western Australia’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy is beginning to make moves with the backing of Hazer Group and the Water Corporation to produce hydrogen from biogas, an Australian-first with a technology developed in Australia.

Tritium smooth another barrier to EV adoption with “Plug and Charge”

Homegrown fast-charging technology company Tritium has launched “Plug and Charge,” a seamlessly simultaneous way to charge your electric vehicle and pay for the pleasure.

Goldfields-Esperance gets its first community battery

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia (WA), is set to receive the region’s first community battery. The WA Government-owned utility Western Power is looking to smooth out peak load periods by integrating the Tesla battery into the network.

BayWa and GSES partner up to skill up the solar industry

Solar wholesaler BayWa r.e. is partnering with industry trainer Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES) on training provision seeking to ameliorate a noticeable lack of quality control within the rapidly growing solar industry.

Independent MP Zali Steggall calls for Economic Recovery Roundtable

In the face of renewed political polarisation on the both Federal energy policy and Australia’s economic recovery from the impact of Covid-19, Warringah MP Zali Steggall has called for a Roundtable in which both public and private sector voices of the nation can better vet potential projects.

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Greens’ economic recovery plan to invest in renewables

The Greens released their plan for Australia’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis this week. The plan looks to invest heavily in renewable infrastructure, a cunningly rational ploy to solve a few crises at once.

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UQ’s Tesla battery is paying for itself

The University of Queensland has released a performance report on the Tesla Powerpack it installed in December 2019. Across a range of revenue streams, the Powerpack is already earning the university some serious cash.

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2 GW of renewable energy and a ‘Just Transition’ headed to Central Queensland

Energy Estate and RES are partnering to put together 2 GW of solar, wind, energy storage and transmission infrastructure in the Fitzroy REZ, in what the duo is calling the Central Queensland Power projects.

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Youth activists challenge new Clive Palmer coal mine on human rights grounds

Youth Verdict have lodged legal action against Waratah Coal’s Galilee Coal Project on the grounds that it infringes their human rights. The jurisprudence of climate change human rights is new to Australia, but Clive Palmer’s recent behaviour suggests he’s worried.

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UNSW solar scientist nabs top gong

UNSW solar researcher Brett Hallam has been awarded the prestigious 2020 IEEE Stuart R Wenham Young Professional Award in recognition of his ongoing work on the hydrogenation of silicon cells.

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