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Hydrogen power plant pilot, a first for Queensland, highlights resurgence of humble chemical element - ABC News


ABC News

Hydrogen power plant pilot, a first for Queensland, highlights resurgence of humble chemical element
ABC News
In central Queensland, there are now several hydrogen energy projects in the pipeline. The Australian company Northern Oil is set to build the first hydrogen fuel cell in Queensland at its pilot biofuels refinery in Gladstone in early 2019. ... The ...

Big distances impair Queensland's renewable energy future: report - Brisbane Times


Brisbane Times

Big distances impair Queensland's renewable energy future: report
Brisbane Times
The large distances make it more expensive to connect renewable energy sources to the national electricity grid, where electricity supply flows from state to state to meet fluctuating demand. The main body designing a future Australia-wide electricity ...

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Toxic ash concerns - Latrobe Valley Express


Latrobe Valley Express

Toxic ash concerns
Latrobe Valley Express
A Latrobe Valley environmentalist and an Environmental Justice Australia lawyer have expressed concerns around potentially toxic ash which could be produced by the burning of municipal waste under Australian Paper's proposed energy from waste project ...

Call to ban federal funding for waste to energy incineration - Busselton Dunsborough Mail


Busselton Dunsborough Mail

Call to ban federal funding for waste to energy incineration
Busselton Dunsborough Mail
“I am absolutely appalled that off the back of the senate inquiry into the waste and recycling industry in Australia, the CEFC announced they were open to using public funds to finance waste-to-energy incineration schemes instead of addressing our ...

Tesla teases world's largest Virtual Power Plant in South Australia - Teslarati


Teslarati

Tesla teases world's largest Virtual Power Plant in South Australia
Teslarati
Tesla recently posted the first teaser of its virtual power plant project in South Australia, providing a brief overview of the initiative, the resources it will entail, ...
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Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline
RenewEconomy
In its latest annual update to the International Energy Agency, APVI says 2018 looks certain to be another another record year for Australian PV, fuelled by a booming big solar market and “outstanding” economic fundamentals for residential and ...

Solar farm to create 300 jobs for Gladstone - Gladstone Observer


Gladstone Observer

Solar farm to create 300 jobs for Gladstone
Gladstone Observer
GLADSTONE will soon be home to one of the largest solar farms in Australia, after Renew Estate gained approval for its 300-megawatt facility. The Australian renewable energy company plans to build its facility at Rodds Bay, near Bororen, to provide ...

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Six energy startups that have raised millions in Australia over the past 12 months - SmartCompany.com.au


SmartCompany.com.au

Six energy startups that have raised millions in Australia over the past 12 months
SmartCompany.com.au
The public consciousness around climate change has never been more heightened. All over Australia, consumers and businesses are looking for alternative energy sources, and technologies like solar power are no longer niche; they're real and viable ...

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Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar? - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar?
RenewEconomy
To connect the giant Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro scheme, to connect Tasmania's “battery of the nation” project to the mainland, to create renewable energy zones in Queensland, NSW, and Western Victoria, and to offer an extra link to South Australia.

No end to climate wars if energy pact offers concession to coal, Labor warns - The Guardian


The Guardian

No end to climate wars if energy pact offers concession to coal, Labor warns
The Guardian
The shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, told Guardian Australia that the construction of any new coal-fired power stations “will paralyse Australia's transition to clean energy” and “run against all the advice of industry and business ...

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