Blockchain boosts peer-to-peer green energy trading

Posted on August 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Power Ledger has launched a form of bitcoin, a virtual currency allowing consumers to practice green energy trading. The leading Australian peer-to-peer platform is creating a new kind of renewable energy marketplace. The token-trading platform will enable householders, businesses, strata holders and property developers to generate renewable power and trade surplus energy with their… Read more »

Delta Electricity engages Entura to support Vales Point solar farm

Posted on August 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been appointed by Delta Electricity to provide engineering services to support the development of the proposed Vales Point power station solar farm. Located near the Vales Point coal power station, on the southern shores of Lake Macquarie, in New South Wales’ Central Coast, the solar… Read more »

S Australia launches calls under Renewable Technology Fund

Posted on August 29, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: The state government of South Australia today unveiled three calls under its AUD-150-million (USD 119m/EUR 100m) Renewable Technology Fund. The fund was launched in March as part of the government’s AUD-550-million energy plan. The first project backed by it is a 100-MW battery, the tender for which was won in… Read more »

Waste-to-energy plant for Canberra faces uphill battle

Posted on August 28, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tom Lowrey Source: An ambitious plan to build one of Australia’s first waste-to-energy incineration plants in Canberra’s south is facing hurdles, with air quality concerns and questions around receiving tariffs for feeding excess energy into the grid. Capital Recycling Solutions (CRS) is proposing to build a $200 million waste-to-energy plant in Fyshwick, burning… Read more »

Snowy Hydro 2.0 to get funding boost

Posted on August 28, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Charis Chang Source: PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to announce more funding for the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project today. Mr Turnbull is expected to visit the Tumut 2 underground power station and nearby towns of Cabramurra and Cooma where he will announce millions more in funding for the project, according to Fairfax…. Read more »

Victoria plans 650MW renewable auction, plus two new solar farms

Posted on August 24, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson & Sophie Vorrath Source: Victoria’s state Labor government has unveiled the first of its large scale renewable energy auctions – for 650MW of wind and solar capacity – in the first major move towards its renewed commitment to reaching 40 per cent renewable energy by 2025. It also announced that two… Read more »

Auckland Council unveils plan to combat climate change

Posted on August 24, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: James Pasley Source: A snapshot of Auckland Council’s response to climate change has been released. With rising sea levels, air temperatures and rainfall Auckland Council has taken a number of measures to prepare the city for the impacts of climate change. In December 2015 Auckland joined C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a global network of cities tackling climate… Read more »

New Zealand going big on green bonds

Posted on August 23, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Willow Aliento Source: New Zealand energy gentailer Contact Energy recently launched the first Climate Bond- certified Green Borrowing Program in NZ in a move that promises to kick start a new arm to this fast evolving green finance sector. Climate Bonds Initiative chief executive Sean Kidney said the NZ$1.8 billion of green finance… Read more »