SUSTAINABILITY

Brooklyn microgrid set to be replicated in South Australia

Brooklyn microgrid set to be replicated in South AustraliaLock icon

A new TransActive energy market is set for launch in South Australia after microgrid platform developer LO3 Energy, the US-based masterminds behind a cutting edge blockchain enabled microgrid in Brooklyn, secured a deal with local solar installer Yates...

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Eco-conscious businesses regaining momentum

Eco-conscious businesses regaining momentumLock icon

In recent years, focus on sustainability practices and the environment has started to regain momentum within the business sector due to the increasing awareness of climate change and eco-conscious practices.

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Australian Air Force's NT facility to run on solar

Australian Air Force's NT facility to run on solar

An Australian Air Force facility in Northern Territory will be powered predominantly by renewable energy with a hybrid solar and battery storage microgrid to be installed by Carnegie Clean Energy.

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CEFC clean energy commitments exceed $2b in 2016-17

CEFC clean energy commitments exceed $2b in 2016-17

The 2016-17 year saw the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) commit almost $2.1 billion to 35 individual transactions, compared with $837 million in commitments to 15 transactions in 2015-16.

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Pushing for phosphate-free detergents in two years

Pushing for phosphate-free detergents in two yearsLock icon

High levels of phosphate are found in the majority of dishwasher tablets sold on our shelves so a leading environmentalist has launched a push for a 2-year phase out of phosphates from all automatic dishwasher detergents.

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Redback Technologies in NZ for Virtual Power Plant trial

Redback Technologies in NZ for Virtual Power Plant trialLock icon

Australian renewable energy business Redback Technologies has been selected by one of New Zealand's leading energy generators and retailers Contact Energy to participate in a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) trial in Wellington.

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World races ahead of Australia on EVs

World races ahead of Australia on EVs

Electric Vehicle Council's CEO Behyad Jafari has called France's announcement to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 an urgent wake-up call for Australian governments to take immediate action to support growth in the domestic EV industry.

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC: Stay on top of it with PowerTag

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC: Stay on top of it with PowerTag

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is now launching PowerTag into the Australian market. PowerTag is the smallest wireless energy sensor available, designed to enhance the monitoring of electrical assets.

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Queensland government throws support behind $60M biorefinery

Queensland government throws support behind $60M biorefinery

The Queensland government is throwing its support behind a new $60 million Atherton Tableland biorefinery that it says could generate 130 regional jobs and encourage diverse cropping in the region.

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$20M commitment by CEFC for WA lithium project

$20M commitment by CEFC for WA lithium project

A West Australian project aiming to produce lithium concentrate, which is a central component used in electric vehicles and battery storage, has secured a $20 million investment from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

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