For about half an hour on Friday, the national energy market caught a glimpse of what a renewables-powered future might look like. It was not caused by a shortage of coal-fired power, and it happened just outside the sunniest time of the year.
“Mass uptake of e-bikes” will also lead to “a significant early contribution” in reducing transport emissions, while asking much less of the power grid, the study found. E-bikes are a double boon to the grid because their home chargers run on existing circuits and draw “relatively low power (500 watts to 1400 watts).”
It began with a bet between billionaires. In March 2017, Atlassian chief Mike Cannon-Brookes challenged Tesla boss Elon Musk to make good on a thought bubble about using batteries to solve South Australia's energy problems. "Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free," Mr Musk replied.
A giant ‘water battery’ capable of storing as much energy as 400,000 electric car batteries has been switched on in Switzerland.
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering says the country's renewable energy share will rise to 69 per cent by 2030
Renewables remain the cheapest new-build electricity generation option in Australia, although inflation and supply chain disruptions will likely put cost reductions on hold for the next year, CSIRO’s annual GenCost report has found.
An online centre consolidating Australian hydrogen research and industry activities has been launched by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, aimed at supercharging the development of a clean and competitive hydrogen industry.
Home owners could soon save money on loans and insurance by making their homes more energy efficient, while banks and insurers gain new insights into the sustainability of their residential portfolios, thanks to Adelaide-based fintech startup ValAi.
Australia has no clear strategy to decarbonise transport. That’s a problem, because without a plan, our take-up of clean technologies like electric cars, trucks and buses is slow.
Stone and Chalk group diversifies Australia’s climate tech offerings, says CEO Fostering innovation in the start-up ecosystem.
Mining giant BHP fails to find a buyer for its Mt Arthur operation in the NSW Hunter Valley, and announces it will close the site in 2030
Plans to build a massive solar energy project would result in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in northern Australia
Unattributed extracts from an essay decrying renewables and electric vehicles are being used to undermine their environmental credentials
Developed with Australia's Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and leading research institutions, Australia’s Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Research Roadmap details the research required to support Australia's transition to a stable, secure and affordable power system.
Hysata, an Australian hydrogen technology company, has developed an ultra-high efficiency electrolyser, a major breakthrough in the industry’s attempt to reach the commercialisation milestone of producing a kilogram of hydrogen for under $2.
IEAl: Periods of energy disruption, like the one we are seeing today, offer an opening for disruptive technologies. A helping hand for clean energy start-ups can help respond to the current energy crisis while also accelerating progress towards climate targets
To compete with fossil fuels, you need to "make renewables predictable," says Piconi, founder of Energy Vault, which means storing excess energy and being able to dispatch it when required.
The digital transformation of energy data with Equal Ventures’ Rick Zullo & Simran Suri
A Deloitte report has found 74 per cent of Australian executives believe the world must act now to minimise the impact of climate change, up from 52 per cent.