Adani preps to build 170-MW solar farm in Queensland

Posted on September 13, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Ivan Shumkov Source: renewablesnow.com India’s Adani Group is getting ready to implement a multi-stage, 170-MW solar project in Queensland, Australia, having recently secured development approval from the Isaac Regional Council. The CEO of Adani Renewables, Jennifer Purdie, announced on Tuesday that the company should begin work on the 65-MW first stage of the Rugby… Read more »

Palaszczuk fudges renewables target

Posted on September 13, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: theaustralian.com.au Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has insisted her government’s renewable energy target of 50 per cent by 2030 is sensible, despite not yet deciding on a plan to achieve it. Ms Palaszczuk, governing from the Wide Bay region this week in a bid to win over voters in two marginal Labor electorates, also took… Read more »

MONASH UNI’S SOLAR THERMAL SOLUTION

Posted on September 12, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: ecogeneration.com.au   Monash University in Clayton, Melbourne, is one of the largest campuses in Australia, with about 100 buildings over a 60-hectare site. With tens of thousands of students, staff and researchers on site each day, the university consumes huge quantities of energy for heating, cooling, lighting and technical equipment. In line with the 2030… Read more »

Shopping centres wake to the logic of solar PV embedded energy solutions

Posted on September 12, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: ecogeneration.com.au ReNu Energy CEO Chris Murray describes how his team is helping shopping centre tenants share the benefits of rooftop solar systems using behind-the-meter billing arrangements. Surging prices for grid-supplied electricity have placed considerable pressure on Australian businesses, particularly in sectors such as retail and commercial property. Many of these businesses and the communities… Read more »

Labour lifts Greens’ zero-carbon emissions policy

Posted on September 11, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Dene Mackenzie Source: odt.co.nz Labour has lifted another policy from another party, a day after taking a policy already announced by New Zealand First and the Green Party. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern announced in Christchurch yesterday  a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the necessary steps to achieve it.‘‘Climate change is my… Read more »

Shortlist narrows for Gladstone renewable energy hub

Posted on September 11, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Chris Lees Source: gladstoneobserver.com.au A “USE it or lose it” policy could help drive Australia’s largest solar energy farm to the Gladstone region. Five “highly reputable companies” are in the running to develop a renewable energy hub at Aldoga, at the base of Mt Larcom. Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher said Aldoga could become… Read more »

Energy storage gains momentum in Australia

Posted on September 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: petroleum-economist.com Canberra is ahead of the game when it comes to the biggest challenge for new energies Energy storage is widely acknowledged as critical to the effective deployment of intermittent renewable energy, especially solar power. In Australia, the government of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory—the country’s federal district) is undertaking the second-largest roll-out of… Read more »

Flow Power inks PPA with Ararat wind farm in Australia

Posted on September 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Veselina Petrova Source: renewablesnow.com Electricity retailer Flow Power this week said it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a portion of the 240-MW Ararat wind park in the Australian state of Victoria. According to the company, this is the first renewable corporate PPA in the country, enabling Australian businesses to “tap into… Read more »

Rush to renewable energy as coal cools

Posted on September 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Andrew White Source: theaustralian.com.au   Coal-fired power generation is on a slow march to extinction by 2058, but a multi-billion-dollar boom is under way in wind and solar farm development as companies rush to cash in on high retail prices and incentives and make up ground lost during an investment drought in 2014-15 when… Read more »

Christchurch City Council starts electric-powered car share service

Posted on September 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: cio.co.nz Canterbury organisations and residents will soon have access to a pool of 100 pure electric vehicles, only one of a few cities internationally to offer a 100 per cent electric-powered car share service. The Christchurch City Council has selected Kiwi fleet management company, Yoogo, to implement the service. Yoogo will initially launch 70 electric… Read more »