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Federal government rejects Queensland solar project

The Australian government has knocked back a proposed 100 MW solar farm being developed amid coal-seam gas projects dotted across the Surat Basin in Queensland’s Western Downs region.

Amp finalises agreements for 10 GW green hydrogen project

Amp Energy is pushing “full steam ahead” on the development of a green hydrogen production facility with up to 10 GW of electrolyser capacity in South Australia after finalising commercial agreements for the multi-million-dollar project.

Delays in energy transmission and generation projects trigger reliability warnings

The Australian Energy Market Operator has issued new warnings of potential breaches in the reliability standards for the National Electricity Market in coming years due to delays in key transmission projects and looming retirements of coal-fired generators.


Quinbrook reveals $3.5 billion ‘green iron’ project

Australian green infrastructure investor and developer Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has announced plans to leverage its growing portfolio of renewable energy and storage projects and green hydrogen produced by a proposed 3 GW production facility to manufacture “green iron” in central Queensland.

Guide plots path to enhanced land productivity on solar farms

A New South Wales community group has launched a guide it says provides a framework that will enable solar farms developers to improve biodiversity on project sites and build trust in neighbouring communities without compromising PV generation capacity.


Melbourne underground network revamped to future-proof power needs

With demand for power in Melbourne forecast to grow from its current peak of 470 MW in recent years to 700 MW, electricity distributor CitiPower has begun phase one of a major upgrade to the city’s high voltage underground cable network.

WA commits $1 billion to fast-track state’s energy transition

The West Australian government has committed more than $1 billion to drive the development of the clean energy and major industrial projects it says are required for the state to become a “global clean energy powerhouse.”


Southern states guaranteed 1.7 GW in national renewable energy tender

Tasmania and Victoria have been guaranteed a combined 1.7 GW of the 6 GW of new variable renewable energy projects the Australian government is targeting as part of what is the largest single renewables tender in the country’s history.


Report shows using buildings as batteries offers 12 GW of new peak capacity

Modelling by The Australia Institute asserts that if the country’s commercial and institutional buildings shifted just one third of their electricity consumption to the middle of the day when there is a peak in solar supply it would deliver new peak capacity in the energy market of almost 12 GW.


Former PM to chair fund planning 15 GW clean energy portfolio

Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has been named chair of a multi-billion renewable energy fund that is aiming to build a 15 GW portfolio of assets including wind, solar, and battery storage over the medium term.

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