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Weekend read: Listening to the vocal community

As the Australian authorities launch rolling tenders for 32 GW of renewables and storage by 2030, it has become clear that some communities have not been brought onside. Heated debate on social media and a frenzy stoked by concerns about the impact on the natural environment are throwing up hurdles for renewables development.

Albanese’s green industries bet: boost for our regions?

Right now, there’s a global race underway. The goal: bring back manufacturing and energy jobs as the energy transition speeds up.

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.

Acen pushes ahead with 9.6 GWh pumped hydro project in NSW central west

Development of an 800 mw / 9,600 MWh pumped hydro project within the New South Wales government’s Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone is advancing with renewables company Acen Australia announcing it has started geological works on site.

Evos system designed to accelerate workplace EV transition

A smart phone, an app and new fleet management system are tools of choice for Queensland clean tech startup Evos Energy which has evolved its electric vehicle charging solutions to enable businesses to transition work and staff vehicles to electric.

ArcActive targets Australia with ‘re-engineered’ lead-acid battery tech

New Zealand battery technology company ArcActive is planning to establish a manufacturing plant in Australia within 18 months that will be capable of producing 30,000 lead acid-based residential energy storage systems per year.

Full steam ahead for industrial decarbonisation solution

New South Wales-based clean energy company MGA Thermal has raised $5.7 million to prove the scale and industrial capabilities of its thermal energy storage technology that stores heat in blocks made largely from aluminium and graphite and dispatches it to generate electricity.

Pure Hydrogen secures land to launch ‘hydrogen highway’

Australian clean energy and mobility company Pure Hydrogen is progressing with a multi-stage hydrogen plant and refuelling station development in Queensland with a green hydrogen baseline production of 420 kilograms per day.

System design for PV-driven hybrid EV charging stations

Researchers in India have simulated a 4 kW solar power-based hybrid electric vehicle charging station using a three-stage charging strategy and found that the station is capable of charging 10–12 EVs with 48 V 30 Ah lithium-ion batteries.

Solar SunShot’s local manufacturing boost timed well for exports to Asia

Australian renewable energy businesses and technology manufacturers are in the box seat to play a pivotal role in the Asia Pacific region’s green economy transition but they have been urged to build their understanding of the market landscape so they are equipped to seize the opportunities on offer.