Powershop raises $100,000 for public green energy projects

Posted on February 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: finder.com.au Energy retailer Powershop overwhelmingly exceeded its target of raising $20,000 as part of its Your Community Energy initiative, generating over $100,000 in funds for 10 select community organisations. In November 2016 Powershop began offering a new Powerpack which included a a 6.6c/kWh premium. This pool of premiums now totals $116,508. Recipients of these funds include projects such… Read more »

Totally Renewable Yackandandah and AusNet with the game-changer for solar energy in homes

Posted on February 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Shana Morgan Source: bordermail.com.au The next step in plans to make Yackandandah’s energy 100 per cent renewable by 2022 has been revealed as a package for residents to purchase solar and energy monitoring technology. AusNet addressed packed community meetings on Thursday with an “offer” to help residents reach their goal. As revealed in The Border Mail last month, a small… Read more »

Sydney Airport achieves Level 3 carbon accreditation

Posted on February 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Dan Symonds Source: passengerterminaltoday.com Sydney Airport in Australia has been accredited at Level 3 of the Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program in recognition of its efforts to involve business partners in reducing its carbon footprint. The ACA program accredits airports at four levels of certification including Mapping, Reduction, Optimization and… Read more »

First Solar (FSLR) Awarded 140MW Module Supply Contract in North Queensland, Australia

Posted on February 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: streetinsider.com First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has been awarded the module supply contract for the 140 megawatt (MW)DC Sun Metals Solar Farm in North Queensland (QLD), Australia. It will be Australia’s largest solar project once constructed, and utilize more than 1,167,000 First Solar advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules to produce approximately 270,000… Read more »

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s FRV inks solar farm deal in Australia

Posted on February 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: saudigazette.com.sa Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of large-scale solar power plants and part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has continued its success in Australia with the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Lilyvale Solar Farm in Queensland. The PPA with Ergon Energy, the Queensland Government-owned electricity retailer, will… Read more »

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

Posted on February 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: einnews.com 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: solarserver.com 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: fijitimes.com 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: radionz.co.nz 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 »