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Fast transition to renewables will save the world $18 trillion, says Oxford study

Giles Parkinson

New study says rapid switch to renewables and storage will save the the world at least $US12 trillion ($A18 trillion) if reached by 2050.

Neoen unveils massive new plans for a giga-scale big battery in WA coal hub

Sophie Vorrath

Neoen unveils proposal to build an up to 1000MW/4000MWh battery facility near the WA town of Collie, where the coal plant is scheduled to retire in 2027.

Energy Insiders Podcast: Australia will soon treat CO2 as a pollutant

Giles Parkinson & David Leitch

More than a decade after the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, carbon is about to be declared a pollutant in Australia. The EPA’s Tony Chappel explains why and what it means.

Labor gets to work restoring credibility of Climate Change Authority, but concerns remain

Sophie Vorrath

Labor makes good on promise to bolster the ranks of the Climate Change Authority, adding three new "well credentialed" members to the key advisory body.

First concrete foundation poured in Australia’s first gigawatt scale wind project

Giles Parkinson

Concrete foundation poured for the first of the 180 massive turbines that will make up Australia's first gigawatt scale wind project.

NSW waves through critical transmission works and Waratah Super Battery

Jim Regan

Three key power projects get the green light from the NSW government, including parts of the giant interstate Project EnergyConnect and the Waratah Super Battery.

BlackRock adds to clean energy portfolio with NZ solar and battery storage company

Joshua S. Hill

BlackRock follows its purchase of Australian battery storage developer Akaysha with buyout of NZ solar and storage subscription provider SolarZero.

Norway energy tech expert buys up Melbourne grid consulting company

Joshua S. Hill

Independent energy expert DNV enters into definitive agreement to acquire Melbourne-based grid consulting company Clean Technology Partners.

Solar giant joins home battery market with “all-in-one” scalable offering

Joshua S. Hill

Canadian Solar prepares to launch an all-in-one residential energy storage solution, called the EP Cube, which is scalable from 9.9kWh up to 19.9kWh.

Tesla Model 3 owners make 6,000km round trip to FNQ for $186

Paul Thompson

Trip from Brisbane to Cairns in an EV is cheap to do, but highlights the fact EV charging networks are woefully unprepared for coming EV tidal wave.

Is Toyota really anti-EV, or is it playing a long game?

Alan Pears

Toyota has been critcised for being anti-EV. What is its real game though? You don’t become a big success by being stupid.

Polestar 2 joins Splend rideshare fleet in race to reduce emissions

Bridie Schmidt

Having added Tesla Model 3s to its fleet in March, Uber partner Splend starts rollout of Polestar 2 electric fastbacks in both Long Range and Standard Range formats.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Volgren partners with Wrightbus to deliver hydrogen buses to Brisbane; Volvo parent Geely reveals 600kW EV charging technology; BMW first to deliver ability to charge EV without app or card; and much more.

Grid Connections: Who’s going where in Australia’s energy transition

Staff Reporters

People movements at Climate Change Authority, Squadron Energy, Climate Council, Spark, Schneider Electric, EV Council, Sun Cable, Deakin University, and APA Group.
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