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

Pile of coal
Is coal as reliable as we think?

A number of coal plant outages across the country have left heatwave-stricken homes without power

Bespectacled fruit bat
Heatwave wipes out third of spectacled fruit bats in Australia

On the 26th and 27th of November last year, temperatures in Queensland soared above 42°C

Sunny success for solar farm’s grid connection in Australia

The 25-hectare facility in Northam is expected to implement battery storage solutions in the future