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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Victoria’s State Parliament introduced a legislative package to legally secure its renewable energy targets and send a clear message to markets.
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