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  1. Tesla on track to build the world’s largest battery in Australia in record time
    Tesla on track to build the world’s largest battery in Australia in record time 23 Nov 2017

    Tesla is about to complete the construction of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia and fulfil Elon Musk’s assurance to deliver the project within 100 days.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Australian Queensland commits $150 million to renewable energy projects
    Australian Queensland commits $150 million to renewable energy projects 13 Nov 2017

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Sunday a new pledge of more than $150 million to expand renewable energy capacity in Queensland as part of the State’s commitment for renewables to provide 50 percent of its energy needs by 2030.

    Oceania,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry
    Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry 31 Oct 2017

    Whyalla Steelworks, a major steel and rail manufacturer based in South Australia, has announced the development of 1GW renewable energy projects to power its energy intensive operations, including solar, battery storage and pumped hydro.

    Oceania,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience
    Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience 30 Oct 2017

    Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond after it raised 100 million Fijian dollars to finance climate mitigation and adaptation projects.

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  5. Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia
    Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia 20 Oct 2017

    The first utility-scale clean energy project, combining solar and wind power with storage will be built by Vestas and Tesla and will be located in Flinders Shire, in north-central Queensland.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020
    Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020 16 Oct 2017

    Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Survey revealed that 75 percent of Australians see home energy storage as the future
    Survey revealed that 75 percent of Australians see home energy storage as the future 25 Sep 2017

    A recently published survey, conducted by the public advocacy organisation Climate Council revealed that approximately three out of four Australians await that energy storage technologies for households coupled with solar panels will become ‘the new normal’ within the next ten years.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects
    South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects 30 Aug 2017

    South Australia is calling for tenders from companies interested in investing in firming renewable energy, bulk energy storage and bioenergy projects having the opportunity to receive support from the $150m Renewable Technology Fund through grants and other financing tools.

    Oceania,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. ‘Trump Forest’ campaign aims to compensate for the impact of President Trump's climate policies
    ‘Trump Forest’ campaign aims to compensate for the impact of President Trump's climate policies 25 Aug 2017

    An online international campaign that was launched in New Zealand aims to plant 100 billion trees all around the world, having calculated the carbon offset of Donald Trump’s anti-climate policies.

    Oceania,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Australian firm to build concrete out of carbon emissions
    Australian firm to build concrete out of carbon emissions 25 Aug 2017

    Mineral Carbonation International, an Australian company which develops carbon utilisation technologies is launching a pilot project aiming to capture carbon emissions and store them in building materials.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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