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‘The future, now’: Solar-powered bus takes first passengers

‘The future, now’: Solar-powered bus takes first passengers

An electric bus powered with 100 per cent solar energy carried its first regular passengers on Monday as it entered service in TransLink’s fleet.

  • by Stuart Layt

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Power grid can be rid of coal ‘without price rises, outages’

Power grid can be rid of coal ‘without price rises, outages’

New modelling has challenged the long-held claim that keeping coal-fired plants running is key to ensuring affordable and reliable electricity.

  • by Mike Foley and Nick Toscano
Government eyes cheaper power from Sunshine Coast hydro plant

Government eyes cheaper power from Sunshine Coast hydro plant

Queensland has several good options for exploring pumped hydroelectricity as a potential renewable energy source, including Borumba Dam near Gympie.

  • by Tony Moore
Barnaby Joyce’s latest antics do nothing to move Australia forward
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Barnaby Joyce’s latest antics do nothing to move Australia forward

Don’t get me wrong, it is novel to see a Nationals member attempting to tap the views of their electorate. But Joyce’s motives are not genuine. It’s politics over science.

  • by John Hewson
Joe Biden unveils $2.6 trillion infrastructure bill to beat China, move to green energy

Joe Biden unveils $2.6 trillion infrastructure bill to beat China, move to green energy

The US President said that in 50 years people would look back on his infrastructure package as “the moment that America won the future”.

  • by Matthew Knott
Australian emissions fall again due to renewables and COVID-19

Australian emissions fall again due to renewables and COVID-19

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to decline at the end of 2020 as an acceleration of the decarbonisation of the electricity sector outweighed a revival of pollution from transport and industry, according to analysis by consultants Ndevr Environment.

  • by Peter Hannam
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AGL seals tech deal with Britain’s OVO as energy shake-up looms

AGL seals tech deal with Britain’s OVO as energy shake-up looms

The new partnership, which will adapt OVO’s tech platform for the Australian market, comes as AGL prepares to brief shareholders about how it will reshape its business as the rise of renewable energy weighs on power prices.

  • by Nick Toscano
Gas shortage fears ease with new terminal coming online

Gas shortage fears ease with new terminal coming online

The risk of near-term gas shortages in south-eastern Australia has eased, with a new import terminal expected to counter the effect of a faster-than-expected decline in ageing Bass Strait fields, Australian Energy Market Operator said in its annual forecast.

  • by Peter Hannam
Solar cowboys: Door-to-door sales crackdown in government’s sights

Solar cowboys: Door-to-door sales crackdown in government’s sights

The salesman who knocked on Max Johansen’s door had an offer that sounded too good to be true. Turns out, it was.

  • by Henrietta Cook and Clay Lucas
Asian shoppers, greyer citizens and climate: three megatrends shaping NSW

Asian shoppers, greyer citizens and climate: three megatrends shaping NSW

What’s in store for NSW in the coming decade and beyond?

  • by Matt Wade
Victoria’s grid runs on 50 per cent renewable energy for first time

Victoria’s grid runs on 50 per cent renewable energy for first time

State powers itself with renewables for the first time as cool summer put coal-fired electricity on the back burner

  • by Noel Towell