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Alinta hits go on Port Hedland solar and battery, with BHP as foundation customer

Sophie Vorrath

BHP signs deal to source 100% of the daytime energy needs of its Port Hedland iron ore operations from solar and big battery project built by Alinta.

Pressure mounts on Albanese to cut the cord on coal and gas handouts

Jim Regan

Labor Party under pressure to reclaim nearly $2bn in subsidies earmarked for gas development projects under the Morrison government and redirect the funds into renewables.

Victoria urged to shoot for net-zero by 2034, after 2020 emissions target “smashed”

Sophie Vorrath

New data shows Victoria beat its 2020 emissions reduction target by nearly 10%. Separate modelling says that, on this trajectory, it could reach net-zero 16 years early.

How home batteries can be good money spinners – and lessen the need for subsidies

Bruce Mountain & Ben Willey

New analysis hints that growing behind-the-meter storage might not need a great deal of subsidy, thanks to potentially lucrative income opportunities.

Australia’s biggest rooftop solar microgrid sets stunning green benchmark for industry

Sophie Vorrath

Plans unveiled for massive solar and battery based embedded network to help supply 100% renewables to tenants of the Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP).

Origin’s Beetaloo exit is not enough, the fracking has got to stop

David Shearman & Melissa Haswell

Governments, now, must intervene on developments like Beetaloo; listen to the science and, as promised, to the voices of First Nations people.

Wind power is getting better and better, and providing more value to the grid

Fereidoon Sioshansi

Wind energy remains as an attractive carbon-free option since its costs are generally low compared to wind’s value in wholesale markets.

Solar giant joins big battery market with launch of utility-scale SolBank

Joshua S. Hill

Leading global PV manufacturer Canadian Solar launches lithium-iron phosphate utility-scale big battery system with up to 2,800kWh of usable energy capacity.

First Drive of Volkswagen ID.Buzz: Urban cool and tight turning circles

Giles Parkinson

A whole bunch of electric vans have been launched at the world's biggest trucking conference, but none matched the ID.Buzz for cool. We took it for a drive.

“Not like anything I’ve tried before:” First drive of Volvo’s heavy duty electric truck

Giles Parkinson

EVs won't tow your boat? This beast will actually tow a bloody big boat, and a gross load of up 44 tonnes. And it will do so with ease.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Victorian Tesla electric car uptake soars in August; Electric planes are coming: Short-hop flights could be running on batteries in a few years; We’re getting an EV. Which cables should we buy for road trips?; and much more.

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

Staff Reporters

People movements at Chargefox, AGL Energy, WindLab, Pacific Hydro, Climate Change Authority, Squadron Energy, Climate Council, Spark and Schneider Electric.
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