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Aussie Coal-Fired Power Pollution More Toxic than China

Posted by Peter, on August 17, 2017

Environmental Justice Australia has released a report which says that Australian coal-fired power stations produce levels of toxic air pollution that would be illegal in the US, Europe and China.  Continue reading »

From Typical Outback to Futuristic Power Plant

Posted by Peter, on August 16, 2017

In 1959 and1960, Carriewerloo Station, a pastoral lease north-west of Port Augusta, was the location for scenes of the outback in the film The Sundowners. Now, Carriewerloo Station is o be the largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in the world.  Continue reading »

SA to Trial Supplementing Gas with Hydrogen from Surplus Wind

Posted by Peter, on August 8, 2017

A pilot plant is to be set up in Adelaide to trial the injection of small quantities of hydrogen, produced with surplus renewable electricity, into the gas distribution network.  Continue reading »

Aussie Start-up Can Deliver a 1MW Solar Array in 5 Days

Posted by Peter, on July 20, 2017

A Sydney-based start-up, 5B, has unveiled a pre-fabricated solar technology, called “Maverick”, with which, for example, a team of six can deploy 1 MW solar array in just five days.  Continue reading »

Australia’s Tidal Energy Resources to Be Mapped

Posted by Peter, on July 19, 2017

The Australian renewable Energy Agency is providing $2.49 million in funding towards a project to map and assess Australia’s tidal energy resources.  Continue reading »

Clean Fuel from Tequila Plants in Queensland

Posted by Peter, on July 18, 2017

Queensland’s MSF Sugar has plans to plant 4,000 hectares agave plants on the Atherton Tablelands to produce part of the feedstock for a $60 million biomass refinery to operate alongside a green energy power station and a distillery at its Walkamin sugar mill.  Continue reading »

RMIT Develops Paint Which Releases Hydrogen from Moisture

Posted by Peter, on June 16, 2017

A team of researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has developed a material that absorbs water vapor from the air, and then uses the energy of sunlight to split those water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.  Continue reading »

Biofuel Pilot Launched

Posted by Peter, on June 5, 2017

Australia‚Äôs first biofuels pilot plant has been officially opened by the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, at Gladstone. The $18 million Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant is a joint venture between Southern Oil and J.J. Richards & Sons, on the site of their Northern Oil Refinery. The pilot plant will trial using a wide […]  Continue reading »

Australia’s Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

Posted by Peter, on May 31, 2017

The Australian Government is proposing to allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in carbon capture and storage projects. This raises the question of what carbon capture and storage projects are ongoing or proposed in Australia that might be worthy of funding.  Continue reading »

Electric Cars as Cheap as Petrol by 2018 in Europe – What about in Australia?

Posted by Peter, on May 30, 2017

According to an analysis by the giant Swiss investment firm UBS, the “consumer cost of ownership” of electric cars will achieve cost parity with petrol and diesel cars in 2018, beginning in Europe. Can Australia catch up?  Continue reading »

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