Wood project to be showcased

Posted on June 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: stuff.co.nz The three-year,  $1.5million Wood Energy South pilot project in Southland could be rolled out nationally after southern schools, businesses and industries embraced the technology. A public symposium is being held in Invercargill on Wednesday to celebrate the success of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) partnership with Venture Southland to deliver the project. Venture Southland… Read more »

Australia’s ReNu Energy to build 2.9 MW of behind-the-metre solar

Posted on June 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: renewablesnow.com Australia’s ReNu Energy Ltd (ASX:RNE) today unveiled a deal to provide 2.9 MW of solar systems to four shopping centres owned by SCA Property Group (ASX:SCP). ReNu Energy, formerly Geodynamics Ltd, will install, own and operate the behind-the-metre capacity, which will include embedded network systems, for an initial period of… Read more »

Offshore wind farm proposed for Gippsland

Posted on June 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Jarrod Whittaker Source: latrobevalleyexpress.com.au The waters off the Gippsland coast could become home to Australia’s first offshore wind farm – with the potential to generate 12,000 jobs – if a plan by a Victorian energy company comes to fruition. Offshore Energy today announced the Star of the South Energy Project ahead of a Victorian… Read more »

Renewables light the way to success in manufacturing

Posted on June 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Stephanie Stefanovic Source: manmonthly.com.au In light of rising energy prices, questionable security and ever-changing policies, some manufacturers are turning to renewables to ensure reliable production, writes Stephanie Stefanovic. As energy prices continue to soar, manufacturers are increasingly being pushed out of Australia. The Federal government seems to believe reducing wholesale gas prices is the answer,… Read more »

Local boom draws New Energy Solar’s attention back home

Posted on June 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Angela Macdonald-Smith Source: afr.com After investing $300 million in solar farms in the US, Australia’s New Energy Solar is turning its attention back home. The rapid development and growing size of solar projects here has put Australia firmly on the radar for future investments by the Sydney-based fund, which is eyeing an initial public offer… Read more »

Top firm continues renewable energy streak with another Qld deal

Posted on June 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sol Dolor Source: australasianlawyer.com.au King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) continues its work on renewable energy deals this year with the purchase of a major solar farm project in Queensland. The Clare Solar Farm has been acquired by Netherlands-based DIF and Australia’s Lighthouse Infrastructure, which were both advised by KWM. The 125MW solar farm in… Read more »

Australia looks to use clean energy funds for carbon capture

Posted on May 31, 2017. Australasian News.

Reporting by Sonali Paul; Editing by Tom Hogue Source: reuters.com The Australian government said on Tuesday it would introduce legislation to allow clean energy funds to back carbon capture and storage projects, a move that could see such money going to coal-fired plants even as the nation combats climate change. Environment and Energy Minister Josh… Read more »

Telstra’s solar contract part of bigger power play

Posted on May 31, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Angela Macdonald-Smith Source: afr.com Telstra has lifted the veil on its highly anticipated new energy strategy, revealing it will underpin the construction of a $100 million solar farm in northern Queensland as part of a wider play to protect itself from soaring power prices. Under a deal struck with renewable energy giant RES Group, Telstra… Read more »

Costa mushroom farm at Monarto to double production and build solar farm

Posted on May 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Nick Harmsen Source: abc.net.au Mushroom production will be doubled with taxpayer backing at South Australia’s biggest farm at Monarto, south-east of Adelaide. Horticultural business Costa said the $60 million expansion was likely to create 200 ongoing jobs, and 200 during construction. The venture is getting $1.8 million from state coffers toward the expansion, which… Read more »