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“Failure by almost every measure:” Offsets under fire again after “damning” audit

Sophie Vorrath

A theme emerges as NSW auditor-general raises serious concerns about the effectiveness and integrity of the state's Biodiversity Offset Scheme.

Norway oil giant buys into 6GW of Australian floating offshore wind projects

Giles Parkinson

Norway oil giant Equinor buys into three offshore wind projects in NSW with a potential combined capacity of 6GW.

Consumers lose faith in energy market as fossil fuelled crisis hits hip pockets

Sophie Vorrath

Survey finds consumer confidence at new lows, as bill shock cements perception that Australia's energy market is broken.

Contractor may face “substantial” losses in dispute with solar farm and inverter supplier

Giles Parkinson

Listed contractor says it may suffer "significant losses" over three-way dispute over who should bear cost for delays in $277 million solar project.

Coca-Cola steps closer to 100 pct renewables in deal with state’s biggest wind farm

Sophie Vorrath

Coca Cola steps closer to 100 per cent renewables in 8-year deal with biggest wind farm in Western Australia.

First batch of SA-made renewable hydrogen heads to Whyalla by tube trailer

Joshua S. Hill

A custom tube trailer will transport the first shipment of renewable hydrogen from Hydrogen Park SA, for use in production of high-purity argon.

“Workers want a plan:” Greens push for transition authority to manage switch to renewables

Joshua S. Hill

Greens push for energy transition authority to help communities transition to renewables and counter Coalition scare campaigns.

Can’t afford a home battery? How a hot water service can be just as good

Paul McCormick

The addition of an electric hot water system to a rooftop solar array can be equivalent to adding a battery, shaving hundreds more off energy bills.

7-star housing is a step towards zero carbon – but there’s much more to do

The Conversation

Energy efficiency upgrades represent a step in the right direction, but much more remains to be done to future-proof Australian homes.

“Smashed:” Record month in store for Tesla sales as seventh ship arrives

Bridie Schmidt

Tesla on track for record quarter of EV sales as seventh ship delivers Model Y and Model 3 in Australia.

EV chargers to be mounted on power poles to help households with no parking

Joshua S. Hill

ARENA funds trial of 50 EV chargers mounted on power poles. There could be demand for 190,000 such EV chargers once everyone goes electric.

All new car sales must be electric by 2027 for Sydney to meet climate targets, think tank says

Sophie Vorrath

Report finds 100% of new car sales must be electric vehicles by 2027 if the NSW capital is to have any chance of meeting its net-zero targets.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

“Vehicle-to-caravan:” Kia EV6 proves its worth for powering offsite camping; Nio delivers on ES7 electric SUV with two tonne tow rating;  Funky Ora Cat electric hatch sizes up to Tesla Model 3 in Melbourne first; and much more.

Energy Insiders Podcast: Gravity storage and shipping green hydrogen – hype or hope

Giles Parkinson & David Leitch

There have been some big bets placed on shipping green hydrogen and gravity storage. Energy expert Michael Barnard dissects the hype and the hope.
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