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  1. Tourism in Australia can respond to climate challenges
    Tourism in Australia can respond to climate challenges 8 Feb 2018

    A new report from the Climate Council has highlighted both the threats and opportunities climate change poses for the tourism industry in Australia.

    Oceania,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes
    Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes 5 Feb 2018

    Aiming to be the world’s largest virtual solar plant, the state government of South Australia has partnered with Tesla to roll out a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. First biofuel flight between US and Australia used mustard seeds
    First biofuel flight between US and Australia used mustard seeds 30 Jan 2018

    Qantas Airways achieved a world-first after completing the first ever US to Australia biofuels-fuelled flight managing to reduce carbon emissions by 7 percent.

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. New $60m plan to rescue the Great Barrier Reef
    New $60m plan to rescue the Great Barrier Reef 22 Jan 2018

    The Australian government has announced plans to invest $60m to support research and conservation programmes aimed at reducing damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Australian university to become 100% solar powered
    Australian university to become 100% solar powered 19 Jan 2018

    The University of New South Wales in Sydney has signed an agreement to ensure 100% of its electricity needs will be met by solar photovoltaics.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Major solar thermal plant in South Australia wins approval
    Major solar thermal plant in South Australia wins approval 10 Jan 2018

    A $650 million solar thermal plant has secured development approval from the state government of South Australia.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. The world’s largest coal port to shift away from coal transport
    The world’s largest coal port to shift away from coal transport 18 Dec 2017

    The port of Newcastle in Australia has announced its plans to pursue a new diversification strategy away from coal transport to reduce the region’s economic dependency on the commodity and prevent future risks.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. The world’s first fully electric solar train launched in Australia
    The world’s first fully electric solar train launched in Australia 18 Dec 2017

    An Australian rail company has restored a disused train to be 100 percent powered by solar energy- a world first for the transportation sector.

    Oceania,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. National Australia Bank to stop financing new coal power plants
    National Australia Bank to stop financing new coal power plants 14 Dec 2017

    The National Australia Bank (NAB) is set to become the first major Australian bank to stop financing new thermal coal power plants, sending a strong signal to the Australian financial sector about the future of coal in the country.

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. 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

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