Billionaires back Aussie solar farm that may power Singapore

A Northern Territory solar farm is on the cards and is set to take the title of the world’s largest, all with the aim of providing energy to both Australia and Asia. If it succeeds, it will create a plethora of growth and local job opportunities. Notable billionaires – Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest” […]

Global climate change crisis may be the cause of faster wind speeds

According to research, the global climate crisis may lead to an increase in renewable electricity generation, as a result of unexpected faster wind speeds across a number of windfarms. A shift in ocean circulation has been discovered by scientists, who have uncovered that a significant increase in wind speeds has occurred over the last decade. […]

NAB’s renewable energy commitments under scrutiny

The latest Sustainability Report from National Australia Bank (NAB) noted a bigger emphasis on renewable energy and less of a focus on coal. However, some of its commitments have already fallen under criticism from both sides of those participating in the climate change debate. The Sustainability Report 2019 mentioned a number of priorities for NAB, […]

SunPower sees huge changes

Energy giant SunPower has announced it will shift its manufacturing of solar panels into its new company – Maxeon Solar Technologies. After recently going different ways, SunPower now has its hopes on producing new product innovations, solar system installations, and explore growth in storage and energy services. In Q3 of 2019, SunPower noted record bookings […]

Victorians should expect higher electricity charges in 2020

Kicking off from January 1 in 2020, Victorian households will need to splurge more cash into their power bills, in order to cover new electricity network charges. This comes after a decision was made by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), who announced it will increase charges across five Distributed Network Service Providers (DNSPs). Increasing Victorian […]

RACV shifts focus to renewable future

In a recent announcement, the RACV stated that it has committed to supplying all of its Victorian clubs, offices and resorts with 100 per cent renewable energy, as of early 2020. Through the uses of solar panels across its locations, the RACV will source 21 gigawatt-hours of energy a year from renewables, allowing for greener […]

Fukushima to be transformed into a renewable energy hub

Once deemed unusable after the devastating 2011 nuclear meltdown, farmland in Fukushima, Japan, is now getting a second chance at life. Several investors within Japan have devised a new action plan to make use of the abandoned land, in order to build wind and solar power plants. These will then be used to deliver electricity […]

Qantas sets sights on zero carbon emissions by 2050

As the world turns its focus to the environmental impact of travel, Qantas has ramped its efforts up to make history in the world of ‘going green’. The major airline has ambitiously stated it will eliminate carbon emissions completely by 2050, becoming only the second airline in the world to put forward this commitment. The […]

Australia overshoots its renewable energy target

Australia has recently overshot its renewable energy goal for 2020 by almost 1GW. Since collecting enough completed projects to meet the target by the end of August, the latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator noted the achievement. The CER said in its October 2019 large-scale generation certificate market update that at the closing of […]