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Tasmania to invest $50 million toward green hydrogen vision

The Tasmanian Government has announced a $50 million investment package toward its green hydrogen ambitions over the next 10 years.


Weekend read: Renewables’ human hurdle

Community opposition to renewable projects tends to be dismissed as NIMBY-ism, an attitude of not-in-my-back-yard. To do so fails to recognise the character and potential claws of the globally growing movement, as well as the renewable sectors’ own role in rearing resentments. Australian reporter Bella Peacock investigates the emotional thread that ties the particularities of opposition movements together, and ways developers can defuse the charge.

Cannon-Brooks cements stance ahead of AGL demerger vote

Australian energy major AGL’s plan to split the company in two are in jeopardy with software billionaire and climate activist Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures cementing a more than 11% stake in the power producer in a bid to stop the demerger.


WA introduces $3,500 EV rebates from today

From today, Western Australians will be able to claim a $3,500 rebate to buy a new electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The announcement comes as part of the state government’s $60 million Clean Energy Car Fund.


Weekend read: a trojan horse for decarbonisation

Australia’s most powerful energy industry participants have actively resisted the move to a low-carbon economy. Now, the country known as a sandbox for technology has become a sandbox for a new model for decarbonisation – one which has seen billionaires and giant fund managers sidestep politics to use the free market in strategic and potentially disruptive ways. pv magazine Australia’s Bella Peacock reports.


AGL commences shutdown of coal-fired Liddell power plant

Australia’s march towards a renewable energy future has reached another milestone with AGL Energy announcing the closure of the first of four turbines at the 1,680MW coal-fired Liddell Power Station, signalling the beginning of the end for the ageing plant.


NSW councils sign $180m renewable energy supply deal

A cohort of 25 New South Wales councils has signed a renewable energy supply deal worth an estimated $180 million that will see the local government associations supplied with electricity sourced from three of the state’s large-scale solar farms.

Mytilineos breaks ground on 110 MW Moura solar project

Greece-based industrial conglomerate Mytilineos has initiated construction works at its 110 MW Moura Solar Farm in central Queensland as it looks to further cement its position in the Australian renewable energy market.


Australian energy retailers ranked, sparks calls for transparency

Australia’s electricity retailers have been ranked from best to worst in terms of green credentials, igniting calls for retailers to make emissions information public and transparent.

Investability of Australian large-scale renewables remains low

COP flack for Australia’s insubstantial and unstructured response to decarbonisation has not made the country more attractive to investors. Has our first-mover status cruelled our investability, and what could the next Federal Government do to revive investor confidence?


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