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Korea Zinc plans 3GW renewable hub in massive Queensland green hydrogen play

Jim Regan & Sophie Vorrath

Korean consortium agrees to develop a green energy export corridor connecting North Queensland and north-east Asia, with plans to export 1 million tonnes a year of green ammonia.

Bowen says “Australia is back” on climate, but it’s also still lagging well behind

Sophie Vorrath

As Labor's energy minister assures that "Australia is back" on climate action, a major new report details just how far behind we are on meeting key benchmarks.

Fortescue to spend $9.2bn on wind, solar, batteries and hydrogen to reach net zero by 2030

Joshua S. Hill

Andrew Forrest details $9.2 billion spend to reach net zero for his mining giant by 2030, most of it to be spent over next five years.

A VNI West puzzle: What is it about this modelling that looks a bit odd?

Ted Woodley

The Project Assessment Draft Report for the Victoria to NSW Interconnector predicts some confounding outcomes for the project – even before it is built.

Australia’s emerging renewables “engine room” needs help to shift from coal

Jim Regan

A former coal hub, the central Queensland electorate of Flynn, needs government help to train up workers and prepare for a flood of energy transition industries.

Report underscores “abject failure” of safeguards mechanism, calls for big polluters to pay

Joshua S. Hill

Report on Coalition government-era safeguard mechanism underscores what happens when big polluters set the rules on emissions.

More than a quarry: How Australia can grab share of $100 trillion in new global landscape

Tim Buckley & Matt Pollard

Around $100 trillion will be spent on the global energy transition. Australia is well placed with many of the critical minerals, but it must be more than a quarry.

Gransolar takes bigger bite of solar EPC market with two new projects

Jim Regan

Spain's Gransolar signs EPC contracts to build two solar plants for Lighthouse bp, including one of the largest PV projects built to date in Australia.

Danish-based alliance seeks seven fold boost to offshore wind to 380GW by 2030

Joshua S. Hill

Danish-based initiative seeking to drive a seven fold increase in installed global offshore wind capacity to 380GW - from 57GW - by 2030.

Tasmania announces interest free loans for solar, batteries and efficiency upgrades

Anna Pradhan

Brighte Capital tapped for Tasmanian Energy Saver Loan Scheme, to provide interest free loans for rooftop solar, battery storage, and energy efficiency upgrades.

“Goes like you wouldn’t believe:” Bowen test drives Ford F-150 electric ute

Bridie Schmidt

Federal climate and energy minister uses US visit to test drive an electric ute, not only proving their existence but declaring they are "hugely popular."

Electrification could save Sydney’s ferries in NSW clean transport strategy

Bridie Schmidt

New and retrofitted electric ferries, and multimodal roads with streamlined user fees, are being sounded out by the NSW state government.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Daimler Buses unveils new eCitaro bus with NMC 3 batteries; Nio delivers first European-made battery swap station to Germany; and much more.
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