Australia grants $16.5m for its ‘biggest’ PET plastics recycling facility

It will have the capacity to recycle the equivalent of an estimated one billion PET bottles a year

Lightsource bp granted approval for 400MW solar farm in Australia

The Wellington North solar farm will consist of 1.2m bi-facial solar panels and contribute to New South Wales’ ambition to increase its share of renewable energy to more than 60% by 2030

Aussie solar farm to power bp’s service stations

All the service stations of bp across New South Wales will be powered by the solar project

Green industrial revolution begins in Australia with AUD$750m package

Green hydrogen is among the low carbon industries that will be supported

Australia unveils plans for first lithium-ion battery gigafactory

Almost 1,700 jobs are forecast to be created during the construction and operational phases of the project

New South Wales invests AUD$10m to slash landfilling of solar and battery systems

The scheme aims to futureproof the region’s waste management against the growing stream of old renewable projects

New South Wales lights up massive ‘renewables zone’ to power 3.5m homes

New England is expected to attract AUD$12.7 billion in investment and support thousands of jobs

Go-ahead for Australia’s ‘largest’ solar projects

Australia’s “largest” solar energy projects have been given the green light after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reached a financial agreement with the developers. AGL Energy Limited (AGL) will build a 102MW solar plant at Nyngan and a 53MW plant (pictured) at Broken Hill, estimated to cost around $450 million (£266m) in total. ARENA […]

Drought-Suicide link found in new study

Australian scientists claim droughts could significantly increase the risk of suicide. The researchers at the Australian National University looked at the possibility for the state of New South Wales in Australia between 1970 and 2007 and found the longer the drought drags on, the higher the risk of suicide. They claim around 9% of rural […]