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SunCable secures key approval for AAPowerLink project

SunCable’s flagship Australia-Asia Power Link project, the largest intercontinental renewable energy and transmission project in development in the world, is a step closer to realisation after securing the tick of approval from environmental regulators.

Future Made in Australia Bill paves way to renewable energy superpower goals

The federal treasurer Jim Chalmers has presented the Future Made in Australia Bill to parliament taking the next step to bringing into law pathways to help make Australia a renewable energy superpower.

Pumped hydro projects declared high priority by NSW government

Three pumped hydro projects that would deliver a combined 1,035 MW / 9,480 MWh of dispatchable capacity are among six projects that have been declared critical state significant infrastructure by the New South Wales government, potentially smoothing the way for their approval.

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Court issues $40,000 fines for rooftop solar licence-sharing scheme

Two Western Australian companies and three people have been fined almost $40,000 for an illegal electrical licence-sharing arrangement involving 25 rooftop solar installations at properties in the state’s southwest.

New rules rolled out for Victoria’s solar industry

All new solar systems and home batteries installed under Victoria’s solar and battery rebate schemes will need to be fitted with an active internet connection to support emergency backup and flexible exports under new rules to come into play later this year.

Victorian solar installer fined $40,000 for ignoring falls risk

A Victorian solar installation company that “repeatedly” put workers at risk when working at height has been convicted of failing to provide or maintain a safe workplace and fined $40,000.

ASIC sues Magnis Energy over US battery plant

Australia’s corporate watchdog has filed a lawsuit against Sydney-based Magnis Energy Technologies and its executive chairman for allegedly failing to disclose details about the “true situation” at the lithium-ion battery company’s United States manufacturing facility.

Pacific Partnerships secures connection approval for 250 MW Queensland solar project

The renewable energy arm of Australian construction and engineering group Cimic says it has received connection approval for the 250 MW Hopeland Solar Farm being developed in Queensland’s Western Downs region.

Queensland locks 80% renewable energy by 2035 target into law

The Queensland government has entrenched the transformation of the state’s energy grid by passing laws locking in 80% renewable energy generation by 2035, a move it expects will create more than 100,000 new jobs in manufacturing, renewable energy generation, power transmission and industries of the future.

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Traditional land owners push ahead with 3 GW mega project in WA’s Pilbara

A Western Australian Aboriginal corporation’s plan to create one of the country’s largest renewable energy projects has reached a new milestone with the registration of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement for the planned 3 GW project by the National Native Title Tribunal.

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