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Key contracts awarded for 120 GWh pumped hydro project

The Queensland government has awarded two key contracts for what it says will be the largest pumped hydro energy project in the world, with the proposed 5 GW/120 GWh Pioneer-Burdekin pumped hydro energy storage system to form a cornerstone of the state’s energy transition.

Nanovue targets U.S. with self-cleaning solution for solar panels

ASX-listed nanotechnology company Nanoveu will look to expand into the United States market with the establishment of a demonstration site for its anti-soiling coating for solar glass following trial deployments in the Philippines and Malaysia.

New report calls Macquarie Group’s climate commitment into question

Macquarie Group’s commitment to the global transition to net zero emissions by 2050 has come under scrutiny with a new report uncovering billions of dollars in undisclosed exposure to oil and gas projects.

Australia and China strengthen hydrogen cooperation

China’s deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission is reported to have recently met with Andrew Forrest, founder and executive chairman of Fortescue.

IRA poses ‘real risk’ for Australia in global green hydrogen race

With less than 60 days remaining until the next raft of clean energy incentives outlined in the United States’ Inflation Reduction Act take effect, former Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle has warned the legislation poses a “material threat” to Australia’s push to become a green hydrogen superpower.


Japanese gas giant to lead Darwin ‘clean’ hydrogen study

Japanese oil and gas giant Inpex has been jointly awarded a $1 million (USD 670,000) grant by the Australian government to conduct a feasibility study into the growth potential of a ‘clean’ hydrogen market in the Northern Territory.


Novonix does $45 million deal with LG Energy Solution

Brisbane-based battery materials and technology company Novonix has sealed a $45 million (USD 30 million) deal with South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution that is complemented by an agreement between the two parties to jointly work toward developing high-performance, synthetic graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Melbourne factory installs 1.45 MW rooftop solar system

Building materials company Etex Australia has installed a 1.45 MW rooftop system on its factory in Altona in southwest Melbourne.

Octopus plans giant Queensland energy park with 400 MWh battery, 175 MW solar acquisition

Octopus Australia has acquired a 175 MW solar and 400 MWh battery project in Queensland’s Western Downs region. It plans to integrate these assets with its newly commissioned 180 MW Dulacca Wind Farm to create one of Australia’s largest multi-technology renewable energy parks.

Brookfield flags $30 billion investment, ‘public benefits’ of Origin decarbonisation to ACCC

The Brookfield consortium looking to acquire Origin Energy has lodged its merger application with the ACCC, arguing the takeover is in the national interest since it will accelerate Australia’s decarbonisation. The application also flags investment figures as high as $30 billion (USD 20 billion), up from the $20 billion previously flagged.

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