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Carnegie puts out call to investors as it seeks to reboot wave energy plans

Troubled wave energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy is seeking to reboot the development of its wave energy technologies with the release of a new prospectus to the Australian Stock Exchange that will seek to raise $5.4 million. Carnegie will offer existing shareholders the option of purchasing new shares in the company, through a 4-for-1 offer […]

Battery recycling could generate billion-dollar industry for Australia, push down prices

Australia’s rapidly growing uptake of electric vehicles and home energy storage could help deliver a lithium-ion battery recycling industry worth upwards of $3 billion a year by the mid-2030s, a new report has forecast. The CSIRO report” ‘Lithium battery recycling in Australia’, says the nation could lead the world in the re-use and recycling of […]

Is it time to switch your website to green hosting?

As we become more environmentally conscious more of us are trying to do our bit. Whether it be ditching the single-use plastic shopping bag, buying a reusable coffee cup or switching to energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs, there’s one primary driver of climate change we fail to address. The internet. Yes, it takes some energy to […]

It’s not easy to build a solar farm in Australia any more

A few years ago the prevailing wisdom held that it was a lot easier to build a solar farm in Australia than it was to build a wind farm. They were quicker to build, had fewer hassles for the development application, fewer objections from nearby residents. Why go through all the fuss of wind energy […]

UK’s National Grid operator gets ready for 100% renewables by 2025

National Grid, the operator of the UK electricity system and the equivalent to the Australian Energy Market Operator, says it is preparing to change its systems so it can operate the electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. Australia is often thought as a leader in the transition to renewables, but the […]

Carnegie flags reboot for wave power business, as key investors provide funding

Just days after calling in administrators, Carnegie Clean Energy has revealed hopes to resurrect the company’s wave power business, while selling or winding down its fully-owned solar and micro-grid subsidiary, Energy Made Clean. In an ASX statement on Monday, Carnegie said it had secured “in principle” funding support to pursue a recapitalisation of its core […]

Australia could be 100% renewables by 2032 at current rate of wind and solar installs

A new study from the Australian National University school of electrical engineering says Australia could reach the equivalent of 100 per cent renewables by 2032, if the current rates of installation of wind and solar continued. The research, led by Professor Andrew Blakers and Dr Matthew Stock, says the technology and infrastructure needed to support that amount […]

10 hot trends shaping Australian clean energy

Last year was a remarkable one for the clean energy industry by any standard, and confidence is high as we enter 2019. Between record levels of clean energy and businesses recognising the value of low-cost renewables to cut their operating costs, we are starting to see a whole-of-economy energy transformation taking place. It’s amazing and […]

Regulator says AEMO made errors, but not to blame for South Australia blackout

The Australia Energy Regulator has finally delivered its long-awaited report on the South Australia “system black” of more than two years ago – finding that the Australian Energy Market Operator had failed to comply with its obligations, but was not to blame for the state-wide blackout. The AER report is the first official independent assessment of […]

Photon, Canadian get green light for 170MW Suntop Solar Farm in NSW

New South Wales has waved through another large-scale solar development, this time a proposal from Photon Energy to build a 170MW PV farm in the state’s central west. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment said on Wednesday that it had approved the $262 million, Suntop Solar Farm for construction 10km west of Wellington. The […]