Markets & Policy

Tasmania releases 200% renewable energy action plan

To help achieve its global-leading renewable energy target of 200% by 2040, the Tasmanian government has released the draft Renewable Energy Action Plan.

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Australia’s rooftop PV juggernaut displaces fossil fuel generators

The unstoppable growth of Australia’s rooftop PV fleet continues to eat into the pie previously reserved for coal and gas, a new audit of the National Electricity Market shows. Meanwhile, the nation’s electricity consumption has remained mostly flat despite a Covid-19 pandemic-induced economic slowdown.

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Queensland’s economy rests on renewable jobs boom

New analysis from Green Energy Markets (GEM) and community-led group Solar Citizens suggests that more than 51,000 jobs could be created in Queensland (QLD) if all the large-scale renewable energy projects currently in the pipeline were given the green light.

FRV’s 68 MW Goonumbla Solar Farm up and running in NSW

The 67.8 MW Goonumbla Solar Farm, the third of eight projects contracted by Snowy Hydro, is up and running after delivering its first output yesterday.

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You can have any EV you want, as long as it’s a Tesla

A new report published on behalf of a majority of Victorian local councils outlines a course of action for large-scale EV charging station rollout across the state. One key finding shows an enlarging gap in charging infrastructure available to those who drive a Tesla and those who don’t.

Solar feed-in upgrade to Energy Made Easy Govt comparison website

Last week the Morrison Government launched the revamped version of its energy price comparison website, Energy Made Easy. The website carries new features installed by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) designed to help Australians get a better deal on their energy bill.

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Cheap energy, smart people, a trove of resources — it’s make or break for Oz

Australia’s ability to fuel a manufacturing boom has never been greater. A timely new study by the Centre for Future Work shows what plugging production into solar, wind and hydro could do to build competitive industries and a sustainable, high-employment scenario.

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APA to trial renewable methane in Australia’s gas pipelines

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $1.1 million of funding for a power-to-gas demonstration plant to be built at APA Group’s Wallumbilla gas hub in Queensland. The project will demonstrate the viability of producing renewable methane from solar power.

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BP Australia study to investigate green hydrogen and ammonia opportunity

The feasibility study into the production of renewable hydrogen and ammonia in the portside town of Geraldton in Western Australia is being supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

QIC aims to capitalize on SPS and microgrid opportunities in WA 

QIC-owned Pacific Energy has bought solar and battery microgrid specialist Hybrid Systems in a bid to tap the off-grid and edge-of-grid growth in Western Australia.

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