Redback Technologies in NZ for Virtual Power Plant trial

Redback’s Smart Hybrid System will be used as part of a two-year solar and battery technology trial designed to support Wellingtonians in the event of a natural disaster. The technology will allow residents to access energy from solar power generation and battery storage when the electricity grid is under pressure during peak times or is …

Legal Eagle: NSW Land and Environment Court sentencing judgement for contravention of EPL and POEO Act

Background Mr Osman-Kerim was the sole-director of Sydney Drum Machinery Pty Ltd (Sydney Drum) and consequently, involved in the day-to-day management of the business. The business activities were conducted at St Marys and included the cleaning and reconditioning of intermediate bulk containers and drums, which were used as chemical containers by suppliers to store liquid …

Uncovering the issues that waste managers face

Speaking at Waste 2017 in Coffs Harbour in April, former Local Government NSW (LGNSW) senior policy officer, Mark McKenzie – he left LGNSW shortly after the conference and is now a City of Canterbury Bankstown councillor – offered insights into waste management and planning, and discussed the issues faced by councils in NSW. McKenzie noted …

Veolia’s regional expansion continues

The acquisition allows Veolia to leverage growth in northwest Victoria through expansion of their regional footprint, allowing Veolia to enhance its offerings for new and existing regional commercial, industrial and municipal waste customers. Veolia’s presence in Victoria already includes a number of depots in Keysborough, Brooklyn, Corio, Morwell, Shepparton, Wodonga and Wagga Wagga. Simon Tori, …

Ban the bag and cash for trash: new waste reduction and recycling laws in Queensland

In recent years, bans on lightweight plastic bags have been implemented in South Australia, the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania, while South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia all have container deposit schemes. Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Steven Miles introduced the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 into the …
Batteries paving the path to a cleaner and greener future

Batteries paving the path to a cleaner and greener future

The report showed 87% of power generated in Australia comes from fossil fuels while just 13% is generated from renewables. While there has been a greater effort to integrate renewables into the grid, there is huge potential to make both renewables and fossil fuel powered systems significantly more efficient. To reduce the strain on the …
Investing in sustainable energy - the case for power to gas

Investing in sustainable energy – the case for power to gas

Just cast your eye to Victoria where not only has the state government launched a $2 million program to support the development of EfW technologies, some regional councils are investigating the viability of EfW including the City of Bendigo, while the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance and Hepburn Shire Council are in the midst of an …
ReNu Energy & SCA Property partner for major solar development

ReNu Energy & SCA Property partner for major solar development

Shopping centres are major users of energy, with large indoor centres requiring a substantial amount of energy for heating and cooling, lighting systems, displays, point of sales systems, cinema projectors, cooking equipment and countless other appliances. The agreement will reduce the energy costs and improve the green credentials of the shopping centres that are located …

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