Following the money, not hot air, for more wind farms

20 June

Australia’s green bank is helping to fast-track construction of the nation’s largest wind farm to decarbonise the electricity grid, despite political squabbling. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) on Wednesday announced a further $127.5...[Read More]

Challenge worth $100m aims to lower solar energy cost

19 June

Solar innovators, engineers and developers are being invited to pitch their ideas to lower the cost of renewable energy to claim part of a $100 million fund. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency launched the global competition, called the Solar...[Read More]

Electric cars are not the only fix for green transport

12 June

Australia can’t rely entirely on electric vehicles to reduce transport emissions to safe levels and governments must pursue other ways to cut pollution from the sector. Monash University’s Climateworks Centre made the finding in modelling...[Read More]

Oh what a feeling! Toyota petrol cars end of the road

12 June

Nine popular vehicles will no longer be sold as petrol cars in Australia after Toyota announced plans to move to more environmentally friendly technology. The major automaker revealed the change on Wednesday, announcing that customer demand for...[Read More]

How green is your transport? Uber to rate your rides

5 June

Uber will soon score you on more than just conversational skills, also taking into account the environmental credentials of the cars you hail. The tech giant revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a feature giving riders a glimpse into the carbon...[Read More]

Communities divided over renewable energy development

5 June

Older people may have doubts as the renewable energy rollout gathers pace, but polling shows most Australians favour the climate benefits and lower electricity prices ahead of any development impact. A study released on Monday found Labor voters...[Read More]

Fire truck trial aims to extinguish emissions

29 May

Queensland’s firefighters are about to go alternative with an electric vehicle and a biofuel truck to be rolled out for testing. The next-generation prime movers will not immediately be used in critical environments with the vehicles first needing...[Read More]

Farmers flying high as demand for aviation fuel soars

29 May

Demand for Australian agriproducts is set to soar as the need for sustainable aviation fuel increases ten fold, according to research from Rabobank. Opportunities for farmers will be propelled by the airline’s need to cut emissions as they turn to...[Read More]

Science and energy agencies unpack the price of nuclear

22 May

ENERGY PRODUCTION COSTS * Using nuclear power to generate Australia’s energy needs would be twice as expensive as relying on renewable sources, the CSIRO and Australian Energy Market Operator have found. * Building a single large-scale nuclear...[Read More]

Green iron to go ahead under future industries push

22 May

A factory for making green iron in central Queensland will push ahead, helped along by federal government tax incentives for renewable hydrogen. Iron ore will be mined about 70 kilometres west of Gladstone and then transported to the new facility,...[Read More]

Charge an electric car for $5? Energy trial goes public

15 May

A program promising to fully charge an electric car at home for $5 has been opened to the public after two months of testing. Origin Energy announced the wider launch of its EV Power Up program on Tuesday after trialling the service with 200 drivers...[Read More]

‚ÄėMassive incentive‚Äô to replace diesel with hydrogen

15 May

Future drivers and industries could use certified green hydrogen at a pump price the same or less than diesel after production subsidies kick in, a renewable hydrogen developer says. The new tax break in the 2024/25 federal budget was a “massive...[Read More]

Hundreds of millions to incentivise clean energy future

9 May

As Australia transitions to net-zero, a continental map of the nation’s rare earth deposits will help attract clean energy investment as a top priority in the move away from fossil fuels. In 2022, 68 per cent of total electricity generation came...[Read More]

Licences go to nation’s first offshore wind projects

2 May

Australia’s first offshore wind projects will begin after being granted feasibility licences to unlock the energy, climate and economic benefits of the power source. Awarding licences for the nation-leading Gippsland zone off Victoria’s coast,...[Read More]

Electric cars to make bigger impact than electric homes

24 April

Selling more fuel-efficient cars in Australia will have a bigger environmental impact than disconnecting all homes from gas, a report has found. Analysis by the Climate Council, released on Wednesday, found Australia’s New Vehicle Efficiency...[Read More]