CEFC tips another $70m into big solar, as market confidence soars

Posted on March 14, 2017. Australasian News.

Author:  Sophie Vorrath Source: reneweconomy.com.au The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has signed off on Australia’s largest single large-scale solar financing deal to date, tipping another $70 million into a total of 165MW of big solar capacity in Queensland and Victoria and heralding a new level of investor confidence in the nation’s large-scale renewable energy market…. Read more »

Solar For Public Housing Trial In Queensland

Posted on March 13, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: energymatters.com.au A trial in Queensland will see a total of three to six megawatts of solar panels installed on 2,000 to 4,000 government-owned detached houses and buildings. Many public housing tenants across Australia could benefit from the electricity cost savings provided by solar, but are unable to take advantage of the technology. Even with… Read more »

Indonesia and New Zealand to cooperate on geothermal drilling in Indonesia

Posted on March 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: thinkgeoenergy.com As reported today by Rambu Energy, the governments of Indonesia and New Zealand have signed a partnership agreement on geothermal drilling project development in Indonesia. Signed yesterday by Yunus Saefulhak, Director for Geothermal at the Directorate General for New, Renewable and Energy Conservation at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM)… Read more »

Sustainable Development Trends Are Improving the Built Environment

Posted on March 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Steve Hansen Source: sourceable.net Sustainable development efforts worldwide have achieved some success in many sectors, including the built environment. According to Kate Harris, CEO of ecolabelling nonprofit Good Environmental Choice Australia, several key trends will strengthen the demand for sustainable development over the next 15 years. Harris will be speaking on the topic at… Read more »

Solar-Storage Microgrids Coming to Remote WA Aboriginal Communities

Posted on March 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Andrew Burger Source: microgridmedia.com From the Arctic Circle to the Four Corners area of the southwestern U.S. and the far reaches of Patagonia, indigenous peoples live in some of the most remote, isolated communities on the planet. That includes Western Australia, home to some of Australia’s Aboriginal communities. Common across these disparate, diffuse population… Read more »

Elecnor Australia announces expansion of Barcaldine solar farm

Posted on March 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sally Cripps Source: queenslandcountrylife.com.au Home to Queensland’s largest solar power plant to date, Barcaldine’s solar credentials have been enhanced with the announcement by Elecnor Australia that it is expanding the existing farm and adding another 50 megawatts of generating capacity to the existing 25MW. Revealed on Sunday in time for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s inspection… Read more »

Global warming: Remarkable carbon sink found in southwest NZ

Posted on March 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Will Harvie Source: stuff.co.nz Something unexpected may be going on in southwest New Zealand, a recently published study shows. The area – covering portions of Fiordland,Westland, Otago and Southland – might be absorbing much more atmospheric carbon dioxide than expected, up to 60 per cent more, say two Niwa scientists, Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher and Dr Kay Steinkamp…. Read more »