Z seeks to engage Kiwis on carbon and climate change

Posted on March 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: scoop.co.nz Z seeks to engage Kiwis on carbon and climate change Z Energy will today launch a conversation with Kiwis around how Z, New Zealand and every Kiwi can make a contribution to addressing climate change and improving environmental sustainability. From today for about six weeks people can head to www.wecandobetter to have their… Read more »

Rod Oram: Nurturing green ambition

Posted on March 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: stuff.co.nz The National-led government is getting more ambitious on our two greatest environmental challenges — freshwater and climate change. But it’s still failing to commit to policies to enhance our economy and safeguard our reputation. For example, it announced last week a big improvement in regulations designed to clean up our rivers and lakes…. Read more »

Geli adds new software player to Australia battery storage market

Posted on March 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au California energy software and network solutions company Geli has joined the increasingly attractive battery storage market in Australia, announcing on Monday that it has opened an office in Melbourne. Geli – which stands for Growing Energy Labs Inc, and which is backed by innovation funds sponsored by Shell and the… Read more »

Southlanders have their fair say on transmission pricing

Posted on March 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: voxy.co.nz Supporting northern infrastructure has become the norm for Southerners but not without resistance as Southlanders have their say on the pricing of electricity transmission. Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt is applauding the efforts of the Electricity Authority to provide a fair deal for electricity customers in the lower North Island and South Island. The… Read more »

NAB taps offshore green bond market for 1.1GW of solar, wind

Posted on March 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: reneweconomy.com.au National Australia Bank has broadened its renewable energy investment reach to the European, US and UK markets, with the issuance this week of a €500 million ($A690 million) green bond, targeting what the bank describes as “strong investor demand” for solar and wind energy projects. The bond, issued on Thursday,… Read more »

Neoen aims for 1GW wind, solar by 2020 after Hornsdale 3 financing

Posted on March 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au French renewable energy firm Neon says it is aiming to install a total 1GW (1,000 megawatts) of large scale wind and solar facilities in Australia, after completing the finance of the 109MW Hornsdale 3 wind farm currently under construction in South Australia. Hornsdale 3 last year signed an off-take agreement… Read more »

Solar Battery Buzz Builds In Queensland

Posted on March 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: energymatters.com.au Battery awareness is rapidly growing in the sunshine state according to the Queensland Household Energy Survey. The latest survey reveals 36 per cent of regional households and 40 per cent of South-East Queensland households that have installed solar panels also intend to install battery systems within in the next three years. In 2013, those figures were only… Read more »

New Zealand’s energy policy should focus on efficiency, smart grids: IEA

Posted on March 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: gastopowerjournal.com Economic growth and an expanding population are going to pose a challenge for New Zealand from an energy perspective, requiring increased efforts in terms of both technology and policy, the International Energy Agency said. In its latest New Zealand 2017 review of energy policies in the country, IEA stressed that despite New Zealand having long… Read more »

Mammoet erects 75 turbines at 240MW Ararat wind farm in Australia

Posted on March 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: wind.cleantechnology-business-review.com The last rotor of Ararat Wind Farm’s 75 turbines has been installed by contractor Mammoet. The cable trenching and installation by RJE Global is also complete. To finish the project there just remains the connection of cables to the turbines required to transport electricity generated to the substation and into the grid, commissioning… Read more »