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Consumers reap rewards of 100 pct renewables as wind and solar farms hand back windfall profits

Giles Parkinson

One region in Australia is being shielded from soaring electricity costs because the wind and solar farms that supply it are returning their windfall profits to consumers.

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.

FFI signs $80m research deal in US – “now the best place for green hydrogen investment”

Sophie Vorrath

"Twiggy" Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries to back National Renewable Energy Laboratory green industry research projects to tune of $80 million for up to 10 years.

Bowen inks deal to bring big corporate bucks to Australian renewables

Anna Pradhan

US and Australia sign deal to allow major US corporations including Amazon, Google and Unilever to invest more easily in Australian renewables projects.

Bowen hints Australia could kickstart local EV manufacturing

Bridie Schmidt

Minister for climate change and energy Chris Bowen hints that Australia will pave the way for domestic electric vehicle and battery manufacturing.

Traditional owners win landmark court battle against Santos Barossa gas project

Sophie Vorrath & Anna Pradhan

Santos loses approval to drill for gas in the Timor Sea after the Federal Court found it had failed to adequately consult with traditional owners.

Australian wave power technology passes key EU test, wins further funding

Sophie Vorrath

Carnegie Clean Energy welcomes "huge endorsement" of CETO technology as it moves to phase two of competitive EU commercialisation program.

Australia’s once in a generation lithium opportunity

Tim Buckley & Matt Pollard

Australia is at the start of a globally significant investment boom. Its top 5 pure-play lithium firms have a collective market value of more than $A50 billion.

There’s a huge surge in solar production under way – and Australia could show the world how to use it

Andrew Blakers

Australia is the global leader in finding straight forward solutions to the variability of solar power and wind. Here's why.

Solar is “pure gold” to Queenslanders, but governments are missing the opportunity

Stephanie Gray

Rows and rows of solar rooftops show where Queensland stands on clean energy, it’s now up to governments to help it become a clean manufacturing powerhouse.

Energy crisis: UK fracks back, France fast-tracks offshore wind, Sweden lets off steam

Sophie Vorrath

UK government lifts moratorium on gas fracking, flags new oil and gas licensing round; France launches first offshore wind farm with promise to fast-track renewables.

Great Solar Business Podcast: Are heat pumps the future?

Nigel Morris

The history, technology and future of heat pump technology and what it means for solar businesses, with Chris Taylor from Apricus.

The bold plan to create the great Australian electric ute

Giles Parkinson

ROEV says it will quickly follow its move to convert popular utes into EVs at scale with a plan to create a uniquely Australian electric ute.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Tritium reports tripling of EV charger sales and record order backlog; “Terminology outdated:” Elon Musk takes aim at safety body over Tesla “recall”; “Range doesn’t matter:” Electric trucks that work 24/7 on a small 40kW charger; and much more.
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