Aeon Energy expands their Gasification offering to Ireland, Poland and Australia

Posted on February 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Aeon Energy Solutions, Inc. in association with Western Wood Development, LLC of Northern California is pleased to introduce a proven commercial Gasification technology solution to the Canadian marketplace. TCG Global LLC designs, builds, sells, and operates gasification plants capable of converting any carbon-containing feedstock such as biomass, coal, petroleum coke (Pet Coke), or municipal… Read more »

EnergyAustralia inks PPA for the 142 MW Ross River solar PV project in Queensland

Posted on February 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Energy retailer EnergyAustralia (Melbourne) on February 6th, 2017 announced one of Australia’s largest solar power purchase agreements to underpin development of the 142 MW Ross River solar project in Queensland. The power purchase agreement (PPA) is the second in EnergyAustralia’s USD 1.5 billion program to buy around 500 MW of power from new wind and solar energy… Read more »

Plans for carbon cuts

Posted on February 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Alisi Vucago Source: AUSTRALIA is looking at technological solutions to strip as much carbon out of fossil fuels as possible. This was shared by the Australian Ambassador for the Environment, Patrick Suckling, while talking to this newspaper yesterday. “I know the Pacific Island nations have all got very ambitious renewable energy targets and… Read more »

IFC encourages adoption of solar power in Pacific

Posted on February 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: The International Finance Corporation is partnering with a private company to encourage Pacific Island nations to use more renewable energy, especially solar power. The Pacific has some of the most expensive electricity prices in the world with much of its energy coming from diesel. The IFC and the Australian-based company, Smart Commercial Solar,… Read more »

Taxpayers fork out nearly $3 billion for renewable energy, report shows

Posted on February 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: TAXPAYERS forked out nearly $3 billion over the past financial year to subsidise renewable energy, with most being spent on wind farms and solar panels. About 75 per cent of the subsidies were collected from consumers paying extra in their electricity bills, The Australian reports. The data comes from a report by BAEconomics, commissioned by… Read more »

Australian PM reveals major energy storage push

Posted on February 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: John Parnell Source: Australia will launch a new large-scale energy storage funding round, the country’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed. “Energy storage, long neglected in Australia, will also be a priority this year,” he said in a speech to the National Press Club. “Last week at my request, ARENA [Austrian Renewable Energy Agency] and… Read more »

3 firms advise on NSW solar farms worth over $230m

Posted on February 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sol Dolor Source: A trio of international giants have advised on the first three projects to reach financial close under large-scale solar projects of two Australian green banks. Herbert Smith Freehills, Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper were all involved in the 55 MW Parkes Solar Farm project, the 30 MW Griffith Solar Farm… Read more »

Yingli Secured a 13MW Order in Australia

Posted on February 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. (“Yingli” or “Yingli Solar”) (YGE), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Australia Pty. Ltd. (Yingli Australia) has entered into an agreement  to supply 13.3 MW of multi-crystalline solar panels for a customer in Australia. Yingli… Read more »

Massive Battery-Ready Solar Farm For South Australia

Posted on February 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: A 100MW solar farm featuring 400,000 solar panels will be constructed near the South Australian town of Tailem Bend. The Advertiser and Australian Financial Review report the $200m project, which will generate enough electricity for 40,000 homes, will be formally announced today. The facility will be constructed in a way to enable the future addition of… Read more »

Frydenberg says “clean coal” could help Australia meet Paris targets

Posted on January 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Jonathan Gifford Source: Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has insisted that the federal government has no plans to change or walk away from the Renewable Energy Target (RET), despite a strong push from the far-right rump of his Coalition, led by former prime minister Tony Abbott, with vocal support from the Murdoch media…. Read more »