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Australia’s huge new nickel mine will host world’s biggest renewable micro-grid

Giles Parkinson

Huge $1.7 billion copper and nickel mine in remote part of Australia will feature world's biggest off-grid renewables plant and extended periods of no fossil fuel power.

The staggering numbers behind Australia’s 82 per cent renewables target

Giles Parkinson

Chris Bowen reveals some of the staggering numbers behind Australia's 82 per cent renewables target, and some of the labour and supply challenges.

Queensland coal giant unveils plans for 500MW wind farm

Sophie Vorrath

State-owned Stanwell Corporation unveils plans to build a 500MW wind farm, as part of a shift from coal power generation to renewables.

Tomago Aluminium smelter seeks partners in shift to 100 pct renewables

Jim Regan

Tomago calls for expressions of interest to collaborate in the transition of its NSW aluminium smelter from coal-fired power generation to renewables.

Queensland reaches 66 pct wind and solar for first time as it prepares massive green push

Giles Parkinson

Wind and solar briefly provide two thirds of Queensland's electricity demand as the country's most coal dependent state gears up to announce big leap into green future.

New two-hour battery joins regional grid to soak up rooftop solar

Jim Regan

Energy Queensland installs new 4MW/8MWh grid-connected battery in state's central region, to pave the way for even more rooftop solar and a faster shift to renewables.

Vanuatu makes historic call for global treaty to end fossil fuel era

Anna Pradhan

Pacific Island nation makes world-first call to halt the expansion of new fossil fuel projects through the establishment of an international treaty.

Small communities could be buying and selling electric power right now – here’s how

Soheil Mohseni & Alan Brent

Can community investment in renewable energy microgrids unlock revenue streams from energy arbitrage? We model a theoretical example to find out.

Sounds of silence: How quiet are heavy duty electric trucks?

Giles Parkinson

The buzzword at the latest IAA transportation expo in Hanover is electric, and the comparative quiet has been a main selling point.

Tow easy: Hyundai Kona EV gets custom tow rating

Peter Campbell

Here's how we obtained a custom tow rating for our Hyundai Kona Electric.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Mercedes backed Smart #1 EV launches in China; Hydrogen-powered Warrego electric ute going to Europe first; More than half of all new trucks will be electric by 2035: report; and much more.

Energy Insiders Podcast: How to make buildings green and efficient

Giles Parkinson & David Leitch

Green Building Council's Davina Rooney on low carbon concrete, microgrids, and taking emissions out of the built environment. Plus: Transition moments for Origin, AGL and Santos, and more big hydrogen plays.
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