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Networks, grid operators seek more consultation on solar “orchestration” plan - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Networks, grid operators seek more consultation on solar “orchestration” plan
RenewEconomy
Industry and consumers will now have more time to have their say on how best to integrate rooftop solar and battery storage into the grid, after a huge response to the subject that is currently being investigated by the Australian Energy Market ...

63% agree: Renationalise the electricity grid - Green Left Weekly


Green Left Weekly

63% agree: Renationalise the electricity grid
Green Left Weekly
At just the time when a publicly owned and controlled energy sector could have made a head start in responding to climate change, Australian state governments were embarking on a program of corporatisation and eventual full privatisation of the energy ...

Queensland emerging as biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific - Manufacturers' Monthly


Manufacturers' Monthly

Queensland emerging as biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific
Manufacturers' Monthly
Tindal is the current assistant director of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, and the former director for Operational Energy, US Navy, as well as an adjunct professor at the Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities at the ...

NEG vote will be reality check for emissions cuts - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

NEG vote will be reality check for emissions cuts
The Sydney Morning Herald
The August 10 meeting to consider national energy policy is turning into a moment of truth for all sides of politics on climate change and energy. No single meeting or policy will ever settle the disputes over cuts to carbon emissions, but the stakes ...

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Hydrogen power plant pilot, a first for Queensland, highlights resurgence of humble chemical element - ABC News


ABC News

Hydrogen power plant pilot, a first for Queensland, highlights resurgence of humble chemical element
ABC News
... Queensland, there are now several hydrogen energy projects in the pipeline. The Australian company Northern Oil is set to build the first hydrogen fuel cell of its kind in Queensland at its pilot biofuels refinery in Gladstone in early 2019 ...

Big distances impair Queensland's renewable energy future: report - Brisbane Times


Brisbane Times

Big distances impair Queensland's renewable energy future: report
Brisbane Times
The large distances make it more expensive to connect renewable energy sources to the national electricity grid, where electricity supply flows from state to state to meet fluctuating demand. The main body designing a future Australia-wide electricity ...

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Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline
RenewEconomy
In its latest annual update to the International Energy Agency, APVI says 2018 looks certain to be another another record year for Australian PV, fuelled by a booming big solar market and “outstanding” economic fundamentals for residential and ...

Solar farm to create 300 jobs for Gladstone - Gladstone Observer


Gladstone Observer

Solar farm to create 300 jobs for Gladstone
Gladstone Observer
GLADSTONE will soon be home to one of the largest solar farms in Australia, after Renew Estate gained approval for its 300-megawatt facility. The Australian renewable energy company plans to build its facility at Rodds Bay, near Bororen, to provide ...

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Six energy startups that have raised millions in Australia over the past 12 months - SmartCompany.com.au


SmartCompany.com.au

Six energy startups that have raised millions in Australia over the past 12 months
SmartCompany.com.au
The public consciousness around climate change has never been more heightened. All over Australia, consumers and businesses are looking for alternative energy sources, and technologies like solar power are no longer niche; they're real and viable ...

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How the Gorgon gas plant could wipe out a year's worth of Australia's solar emissions savings - ABC News


ABC News

How the Gorgon gas plant could wipe out a year's worth of Australia's solar emissions savings
ABC News
"Australia has a strong suite of policies in place to meet our international targets, including the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the Emissions Reduction Fund, the Renewable Energy Target and the National Energy Productivity Plan to deliver ...