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Battery boom keeping Australia’s grid fully charged

Friday - Australia’s love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom.

Australia's solar boom could almost double capacity in a year

13 Feb 18 - A record-breaking month of rooftop installations and a flood of large-scale solar farms could almost double Australia’s solar power capacity in a single year, industry analysts say.

Rail company rethink another blow to Adani mine

12 Feb 18 - Adani's plans for a mega coal mine in Queensland have taken a fresh hit with freight company Aurizon no longer seeking federal funding to build the project’s rail line.

First foreign Holden ‘missed opportunity’ to be hybrid

12 Feb 18 - The new Holden Commodore – the first to be made overseas – is a “missed opportunity” to launch a high-profile electric or hybrid car in Australia, according to pro-renewables groups.

Tourism Australia's least prepared for climate change

9 Feb 18 - Tourism is Australia’s most vulnerable and least-prepared industry to deal with climate change despite the fact it is already feeling its effects, according to a new report.

Tesla to outfit 50,000 homes with solar and Powerwalls

7 Feb 18 - Tesla will install solar arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 homes in South Australia to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.

Australian firms strike first forest credits deal

2 Feb 18 - Australian companies have struck the first long-term deal in that country to sell carbon credits generated from plantation forestry.

Australian university to be 100% solar powered

25 Jan 18 - The University of New South Wales in Sydney has signed an agreement to ensure 100 per cent of its electricity needs will be met by solar photovoltaics.

UK billionaire eyes EVs in old Holden plant

24 Jan 18 - UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is looking to buy equipment from and use part of the old Holden factory in South Australia to create an electric vehicle production line.

Australia climbs clean energy leaderboard

24 Jan 18 - Australia has been named among the top 10 nations investing in clean energy, with more than $11.3 billion spent on renewables in 2017.

Good sports sweat it out in stadiums not up to the job

22 Jan 18 - As Australian sports fans and players swelter through another summer season, questions of stadium design to deal with extreme heat are becoming more urgent.

Super battery beats expectations for first month

22 Jan 18 - The world’s largest lithium ion battery has brought much needed flexibility to the South Australian grid, encouraging other Australian states to follow suit.

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

12 Dec 17 - Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to new estimates.

Is this the end of the road for Adani’s megamine?

8 Dec 17 - Adani’s operations in Australia appear to be hanging on by a thread, as activists prove effective at undermining the company’s chances of getting the finance it needs.

Yes, it's a massive battery, but it does quite a lot

6 Dec 17 - Australians are watching in anticipation to see what impact South Australia's Tesla battery has on the local electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.

‘I don’t know how Turnbull faces his grandkids’

5 Dec 17 - Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd talks about the failure of his country’s climate policy, the rise of China and the Carmichael coal mine.

Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

4 Dec 17 - The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday.

Victorian logging could trigger ecosystem collapse

4 Dec 17 - Decades of unsustainable logging has created an “extinction debt” in Victoria’s central highlands that will trigger an ecosystem-wide collapse within 50 years without urgent intervention.

Labor victory could spell end of Adani coal mine

1 Dec 17 - Queensland Labor looks certain to form a government promising to veto a $1b public loan, which observers say puts the giant Adani coal project in serious doubt.

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