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What can Australia learn from the UK’s offshore wind sector?

Australia’s offshore wind sector is set for exponential growth this year, with legislation now permitting the development of turbine infrastructure on the domestic seabed. This legal groundwork, combined with the nation’s geographical advantages, give increasing hope that offshore wind will become a viable alternative as we transition away from our ageing coal fleet and power…

9 Feb 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Saul Kavonic: “Australian Oil and Gas Producers Can Become Leaders in Carbon Trading.”

For city slickers, it can be easy to think of oil, gas and renewable energies as abstract concepts. “Australia’s oil and gas sectors are critical to the national economy, but operations take place in the regions, out of sight from the big cities in the South East,” says Saul Kavonic, one of Australia’s leading energy…

20 Jul 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Energy & Utilities

Scaling Carbon Capture and Storage – what needs to happen?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) – the process of capturing CO2 from high emission sources and injecting it into the ground for permanent storage - has come a long way since first used in the 1970s. Back then, the technology was mainly used for enhanced oil recovery – separating CO2 from methane in natural gas…

31 May 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Technology

Why Financial Institutions should be focusing on Hydrogen – insights from Jeremy Hasnip of SMBC

When clean hydrogen technology first came onto Jeremy Hasnip’s radar, several years ago, there was little happening in the sector to warrant much excitement from financiers. Now, the Head of Power & Renewables at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) likens its presence to the early invention of the internet. “The ability for hydrogen to reshape…

13 May 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

The secret to becoming a major global player in hydrogen – insights from Dr. Fiona Simon

The secret to fulfilling Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy may lie in deepening our understanding of how different stakeholders make decisions, according to Dr. Fiona Simon, Chief Executive of the Australian Hydrogen Council. While Australia has many of the right ingredients for a future clean hydrogen industry, it still needs to get to scale, and cost-compete…

27 Apr 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Net zero carbon may be within reach – Dr. Maia Schweizer

Australia’s ‘net zero carbon by 2050’ vision, as outlined in the 2016 Paris Agreement, may soon become a viable reality, thanks to the pioneering work of CleanCo Queensland. In recent weeks, the government-owned company has furthered its mission to provide affordable clean energy for Australians, having secured renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) with several major…

5 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Australia needs a military approach to liquid fuel security – John Blackburn AO

Retired Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO has criticised Australia’s approach to ensuring national liquid fuel security ahead of the Australian Liquid Fuel Security Conference, claiming it has been “delayed, reactive, insufficient and out of touch”. Discussions around the preservation of Australia’s few remaining oil refineries began at the turn of the millennium - bolstered by…

7 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

A commercial hydrogen sector – what needs to happen?

Building a fully-fledged, commercially viable, hydrogen sector will require both long-term planning and a sense of urgency, says Chief Executive of the Australian Hydrogen Council, Dr. Fiona Simon. Speaking with Informa Connect, ahead of the Australian Hydrogen Conference, Dr. Simon said that we need to find ways to activate the market now; but recognise the…

3 Mar 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Ensuring liquid fuel security in Australia – an interview with Stuart Scott

Measures to ensure liquid fuel security in Australia will need to be far more “systemic” than just a net oil stockholding obligation, as per the current IEA agreement, says Stuart Scott of Wood Mackenzie. The 1979 agreement was formed at a time when Australia had ten oil refineries and less global competition. Today it only…

2 Mar 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure

Battery Storage Opportunities on the NEM, and learnings from the Hornsdale Power Reserve

Ahead of the Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Conference held this 25-26 February at the Swissotel Sydney we sat down with Energy Synapse’s Marija Petkovic for her take on the current opportunities for Battery Storage on the NEM, and learnings from the Hornsdale Power Reserve Case Study.   With the constant increase in renewables’ penetration…

18 Feb 2020, by Informa Insights
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