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Sun Cable scales up plans for world’s biggest solar farm with Indonesian help

Sun Cable scales up plans for world’s biggest solar farm with Indonesian help

The energy company says the Powell Creek Solar Precinct planned for the Northern Territory to supply Darwin and Singapore will be 40 per cent bigger than originally announced.

  • by Peter Hannam

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‘Breathing is not a choice’: WHO pumps up air quality guidelines

‘Breathing is not a choice’: WHO pumps up air quality guidelines

Australian air quality expert Lidia Morawska has spearheaded new WHO air quality guidelines, slashing the recommended levels of pollutants in the air we breathe.

  • by Stuart Layt
Regulator sues Tesla Big Battery in Federal Court over power grid promises

Regulator sues Tesla Big Battery in Federal Court over power grid promises

Australia’s Tesla Big Battery is facing legal action amid allegations it failed to deliver on promised services to the power grid.

  • by Nick Toscano
Climate-focused Water Corp could face $24m bill after failing to power desalination plant with clean energy
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Climate-focused Water Corp could face $24m bill after failing to power desalination plant with clean energy

The Water Corporation did not procure enough renewable energy to fully power its Binningup desalination plant and for a decade failed to buy carbon offset to cover the gap, as required by the environment regulator.

  • by Peter Milne
Bill Gates raises $US1b as corporate CEOs join race to drive clean tech

Bill Gates raises $US1b as corporate CEOs join race to drive clean tech

Bill Gates has raised more than $US1 billion in corporate funding for Breakthrough Energy Catalyst from BlackRock’s Larry Fink and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella to rally support for some of the world’s most demanding clean-energy projects.

  • by Erik Schatzker and Akshat Rathi
‘Drawing a line’: Victoria to oppose special payments for coal plants
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‘Drawing a line’: Victoria to oppose special payments for coal plants

Victoria’s energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio says her state will reject electricity market changes that prop up fossil-fuel power stations, and any changes aimed at keeping the lights on must prioritise zero-emissions technologies.

  • by Miki Perkins and Peter Hannam
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Andrew Forrest marks land mass the size of Portugal in Western Australia for ‘exploration’

Andrew Forrest marks land mass the size of Portugal in Western Australia for ‘exploration’

Australia’s richest man has applied for mining exploration leases in the Gascoyne and Kimberley which covers about 91,650 square kilometres of land in proximity to proposed hydrogen and renewable energy projects.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Households could be up for $2b electricity transmission cost blowout

Households could be up for $2b electricity transmission cost blowout

NSW residents could pay as much as $60 extra per year to cover a $2 billion blowout in the cost of new transmission links from Snowy 2.0.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘A blueprint’: World’s biggest plant to pull CO2 from the air is up and running

‘A blueprint’: World’s biggest plant to pull CO2 from the air is up and running

It is a straightforward chemical reaction: taking the carbon dioxide causing global warming out of the air and tucking it away where it can do little harm.

  • by Michael Birnbaum
Australian company aims high as US declares massive solar target

Australian company aims high as US declares massive solar target

Backed by Malcolm Turnbull and with ties to Mike Cannon-Brookes, 5B planning a big expansion of sales of its novel solar panels.

  • by Peter Hannam
Renewable energy firm backs return to woodchip exports from Newcastle

Renewable energy firm backs return to woodchip exports from Newcastle

Plans to resume woodchip exports from the Port of Newcastle are bitterly opposed by conservationists, but proponents say they could create jobs and clean power.

  • by Nick O'Malley