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NSW lays out rules for first stage of $34 billion switch from coal to green energy

Giles Parkinson

NSW lays out rules for first of many tenders to build renewables and storage to replace coal, with Matt Kean also putting in content demands to boost local manufacturing.

Climate action could cure cost of living crisis, starting with 100 pct renewables

Rachel Williamson

Climate Council says Australia needs to bring its net zero target, currently set for 2050, forward to at least the 2030s. And doing so could solve cost of living crisis.

AGL reveals extended outage at broken Loy Yang coal unit

Giles Parkinson

AGL reveals yet another delay in the return to service of the troubled Unit 2 at the Loy Yang A coal generator in Victoria.

Australian lithium mine to be powered by biggest off-grid solar, wind and battery plant

Jim Regan

New Kathleen Valley lithium project will feature Australia's biggest off grid wind, solar and battery storage facility, enabling it to run "engine off" for lengthy periods.

Big solar powers up as another NSW PV project reaches full generating capacity

Sophie Vorrath

Completed and fully operational, FRV Australia says its 115MW Metz Solar Farm has achieved commercial operating status, and 100% capacity.

AGL goes off-network with solar and battery microgrid for NSW almond farm

Sophie Vorrath

AGL to build, own and operate a solar and battery microgrid that will shift a Riverina almond orchard from diesel power to majority renewables.

BayWa r.e. eyes bigger slice of Australia’s off-grid renewables market

Jim Regan

BayWa r.e. looks to capture more of the stand-alone power market in remote WA before branching out into other parts of Australia.

Redflow to partner with university on extending flow battery capabilities

Joshua S. Hill

Redflow to work on improving its understanding of the chemistries in its zinc bromine flow battery, and how that can make a safer and longer lasting battery.

Ten simple ways to make Australia’s climate game truly next level

Wesley Morgan

While Australia's new climate bill brings us closer to the international consensus, we should be aiming to go much further, much faster.

Liz Truss hires climate sceptics and “delayers” with ties to libertarian think tanks

Adam Barnett

New UK Prime Minister appoints multiple advisors with a record of opposing climate action, including a key aide from a think tank funded by oil giant BP.

Suzuki takes major stake in Australian autonomous EV tech start-up

Sophie Vorrath

Japanese automaker takes "strategic" financial stake in Australian autonomous electric vehicle tech outfit Applied EV, in bid to fast-track “next generation” e-mobility.

“Very fast:” UNSW researchers develop high speed motor that could boost EV range

Joshua S. Hill

UNSW researchers take inspiration from South Korean bridge to develop “very-high-speed” motor that could increase range of EVs and use fewer rare earth materials.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Chinese electric vehicles make presence felt in Europe; VinFast starts delivering all-electric VF 8 SUVs ahead of global expansion; Australia is failing on electric vehicles. California shows it’s possible to pick up the pace; and much more.
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