Victoria

Morrison government paves the way for brown hydrogen industry

The new legislation will clear the way for a new carbon and capture storage project in Victoria and create new jobs and opportunities for coal in the region, undermining the efforts to create a green hydrogen economy in Australia.

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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 hot air also rises, solar chimneys save energy and lives

Researchers at RMIT University have designed a solar chimney that both saves energy, and saves lives. The solar chimney, part of a range of sustainable features built into the new Mentone Reserve Pavilion in Melbourne’s Kingston.

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Solar shopping in the Sunshine State

Topping off a big week for solar in Queensland, Premier Palaszczuk announced the partnership between Energy Queensland owned Yurika and the Queensland Investment Corporation which will see 15 MW of solar installed across five shopping centres.

Victorian college to source 130% of its energy needs from renewables

Melbourne-based Presbyterian Ladies’ College has upped the ante on renewable energy with the installation of a massive rooftop PV array.

Constraints lifted for five West Murray solar farms

In a major feat for the energy sector, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has provisionally lifted generation constraints imposed on five solar farms in the West Murray Zone, following the successful testing of new tuned inverter settings this week.

Toyota unveils the first stage of its Altona green hydrogen hub

Toyota Australia has marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the unveiling of the first stage of its green hydrogen production and refueling center at its former manufacturing site in West Melbourne.

Plans unveiled for 600 MW Victoria battery

French renewable energy developer Neoen is looking to develop a massive battery near Geelong that will dwarf its largest project to date – South Australia’s 100MW/129MWh Tesla big battery.

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ARENA boosts funding for RayGen’s “solar hydro” power plant

The Australian Government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are set to fund RayGen Resources Pty Ltd (RayGen) to the tune of $3 million toward a feasibility study for a 4 MW “solar hydro” power plant in north-western Victoria.

Brazilian renewable energy firm sets up office in Melbourne

Grupo Energia is the latest renewable energy company to set up shop in Australia and it has chosen Melbourne for its local headquarters.

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