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Efficient electrification: Opportunities for South Australia’s residential sector

Energy finance think tank, The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), has quantified the role energy-efficient appliances could play in our net zero future, and is encouraging suppliers and investors to seize the opportunities on offer. According to its recent analysis, inefficient appliances are incurring more than $3 billion in upfront and lifetime…

8 May 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Update on the Murchison and Oakajee Green Hydrogen projects

The Murchison region of Australia’s Midwest is recognised as one of the best locations globally for green hydrogen production, given its quality wind and solar resources, and proximity to offtake markets. One of the most notable developments in this area is the Murchison Green Hydrogen Project, by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). Located 15 kilometres north…

8 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Making Australia’s Midwest more attractive to inbound clean energy investors

Australia’s Midwest is globally recognised as a hotbed for clean energy infrastructure, given its complementary wind and solar penetration profile, significant land area, and proximity to north Asian trading partners. Despite this, the region has seen less inbound investment than the likes of Pilbara and Australia’s South West. Gilbert + Tobin Partner, Clare Pope –…

21 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

How CleanCo is building 5GW of renewables by 2030

The build required to meet the Queensland Government’s target of 70 percent renewables by 2032 is unprecedented, but CleanCo Queensland is rising to the challenge. Recently, the organisation has been investing significantly in new renewable projects that complement its owned and operated firming generators. Over the last six months, its investments via offtake agreements have…

10 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Green steel requires a global effort to be viable for widespread adoption

With the steel sector contributing between 7-9% of the world's CO2 emissions, the industry is working to reduce its carbon footprint. They are doing this by employing innovative technologies like green hydrogen-based direct reduction and low-carbon resources like high-grade iron ore and waste. With less than 0.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions per ton of steel…

23 Nov 2023, by Kristen Gutierrez

Energy & Utilities | Technology

The trends impacting the size and nature of hydrogen demand

With global demand for hydrogen reaching 95 megatonnes last year, there has never been a more pressing time to understand the trends and market characteristics shaping this fast-evolving sector. With this in mind, Informa Connect spoke with Izzi Messina, Vice President of Growth & Development at Wood, ahead of the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West). He…

6 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Simple ways to win community respect for clean energy projects

Small, community-scale renewable energy projects play a significant role in our clean energy future, but how do we encourage them in a policy environment that is geared towards larger scale initiatives? Dr Jarra Hicks, Co-Founder of the Community Power Agency, says the key is to deepen the ways communities can be involved - whether through…

19 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

The Bell Bay Powerfuels Project – insights from the CEO Michael van Baarle

Earlier this year, ABEL Energy announced it was proceeding with pre-front end engineering work for a large-scale green hydrogen and green methanol production facility in Tasmania – the largest of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. Deploying a 240MW electrolysis plant – powered by hydro and wind – the project is expected to produce…

16 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

How this small regional city is becoming a national hydrogen leader

A small city of 30,000 people in regional Australia is not the first place that springs to mind when you hear the phrase ‘national hydrogen leader’. But thanks to the efforts of Deakin University, local industry and the community, Warrnambool in Victoria is fast earning that title. Under the Hycel initiative, the Ocean Road city…

13 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Does solar work in Tasmania? The story of the Bell Bay Solar Farm

When Climate Capital announced plans to build an 8.5MW solar farm in Bell Bay, Tasmania, Chief Executive, Shane Bartel, admittedly received a few raised eyebrows. With around 150 days of rain each year, Australia’s southernmost state is rarely credited for its sunny weather. But for Bartel, the green-field site was a logical choice, given its…

4 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic
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