Australia invests $9.4m in short term solar and wind energy forecasting

The trial aims to provide valuable information to the market on delivering forecasts on a five-minute basis

Global coal production forecast to grow to 2022

That’s despite major players pledging to scale down capacity

Half of small businesses expect electric fleets within a decade

In the UK, almost one in four agree while around 19% said they don’t expect their fleets to ever become fully electric

Renewables down under get pumped up with air-storage tech

A Canadian start-up has announced plans to build a novel pumped-air energy storage facility in Australia

Tree planting
Australia commits to planting a billion new trees

The nation expects the scheme will help remove 18 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year by 2030

Japanese trading house ITOCHU announces coal exit

It is part of the company’s efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Coal in the hands of a miner
Australia rejects new coal mine on environmental grounds

A court has delivered a landmark ruling suggesting the proposed facility would worsen climate change

Australia
Australia ‘must intensify efforts to meet 2030 emissions goal’

Coal, oil and gas still make up 93% of the overall energy mix

Australian gold mine digs solar energy and battery storage

The hybrid system is projected to reduce fuel consumption by between 10% to 13%

Townsville, Australia
Tesla to install community-scale battery in Australian city

Townsville will use the infrastructure to support more renewables in its energy mix and provide back-up power