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  • Tasmanian tree-growing project set to lower emissions

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    Tasmanian tree-growing project set to lower emissions

    Private Forests Tasmania is leading a $600,000 co-investment program to reduce emissions by supporting farmers to plant and grow commercial trees on their private properties in Tasmania. Tasmania seeks to ac... more

  • Construction begins on one of Qld’s biggest batteries

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    Construction begins on one of QLD’s biggest batteries

    Today marks the start of construction on CleanCo’s battery — one of Queensland’s biggest batteries — at its site in Swanbank. The $330 million battery project will be delivered in partnership with Te... more

  • TotalEnergies awarded a 20-year contract to New Jersey

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    New Jersey awards joint venture to develop offshore wind

    The state of New Jersey has selected the Attentive Energy Two offshore wind project to supply 1.34 GW of renewable electricity to the state, which will deliver renewable power to over 650,000 homes. Attentiv... more

  • New partnership empowers locals with renewable energy

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    New partnership empowers locals with renewable energy

    Golden Plains Wind Farm, Australia's largest wind farm project has recently partnered up with Energy Locals, with the aim to provide eligible residents within a three kilometre radius of the wind turbines with ... more

  • Tasmanian tree-growing project set to lower emissions
  • Construction begins on one of QLD’s biggest batteries
  • New Jersey awards joint venture to develop offshore wind
  • New partnership empowers locals with renewable energy

Construction begins on one of QLD’s biggest batteries

Today marks the start of construction on CleanCo’s battery — one of Queensland’s biggest batteries — at its site in Swanbank. The $330 million battery project will be delivered in partnership with Tesla and Yurika and is set to be a pivotal component for the Swanbank Clean Energy Hub and Queensland’s clean energy future. The Swanbank Battery will be constructed on the site of the former Swanbank B coal-fired power station. With a capacity of 250MW/500MWh, the battery can store enough energy to power more than two-thirds of Ipswich for two hours each night when demand rises as the sun sets. ... more

New Jersey awards joint venture to develop offshore wind

The state of New Jersey has selected the Attentive Energy Two offshore wind project to supply 1.34 GW of renewable electricity to the state, which will deliver renewable power to over 650,000 homes. Attentive Energy Two, a joint venture between TotalEnergies (70 per cent) and Corio (30 per cent), received the award in the state’s third competitive OREC (Offshore Renewable Energy Credits) solicitation, organised by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU). The development of the project is expected to provide up to $105 million in community investments across the state, and the partners are aiming... more

New partnership empowers locals with renewable energy

Golden Plains Wind Farm, Australia's largest wind farm project has recently partnered up with Energy Locals, with the aim to provide eligible residents within a three kilometre radius of the wind turbines with financial savings and environmental advantages on their electricity bills through the Community Energy Program. The program, a Golden Plains Wind Farm initiative, together with Energy Locals, offers registered and habitable dwellings within the designated radius the opportunity to offset a significant portion of their electricity costs. Eligible residents can enjoy up to $1,600 per annum in credits, ... more

BP and Equinor reassign ownerships for wind projects

BP and Equinor recently announced an agreement to restructure the ownership of their joint US offshore wind projects which, following completion, will result in BP taking ownership of Equinor’s 50 per cent stake in the Beacon Wind 1 and 2 projects and Equinor taking ownership of BP’s 50 per cent stake in the Empire Wind 1 and 2 projects. In addition, BP will take ownership of Equinor’s 50 per cent interest in the Astoria Gateway for Renewable Energy (AGRE) site and, subject to certain future conditions, Equinor will take ownership of BP’s 50 per cent interest in the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBM... more

Building’s adaptive reuse saves on embodied carbon

The 1960s industrial precinct formerly owned by Philip Morris has been sustainably transformed into a $200 million commercial community, the adaptive reuse process included the retainment of the existing structure throughout the build. This has resulted in savings to date of 19 million kilograms of embodied carbon — which is the equivalent of 400 rail cars full of coal. After the completion of Building 4, the project’s builder — Kapitol Group — delivered a construction program in which these embodied carbon savings contributed to the developer’s overall goal for the site to increase energy effici... more

Graphite Energy begins work on $29 million sustainable energy project

Graphite Energy, known for its proprietary thermal energy storage system for the decarbonisation of industrial and manufacturing operations, has today begun development on the first stage of its $29 million Lake Cargelligo facility in New South Wales. Graphite Energy’s Lake Cargelligo facility has now commenced construction, marking the first stage of the company’s Lake Sustainable Energy Precinct masterplan, which will generate renewable energy to power sustainable agriculture and create a robust circular economy. The project aims to demonstrate how renewable energy and agriculture can coexist, using ... more

CDU campus contributes to sustainable urban development

The façade of Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) new city campus is completed ahead of the wet season, capping off the building’s main protection against Darwin’s tropical heat and humidity. Standing 40 metres tall, with a combination of vertical and sloping design features, the building includes curtain wall with porcelain tiles, horizontal aluminium louvres, and various types of cladding to reflect the harsh Darwin weather, while ensuring the iconic Boab tree is not overshadowed. The façade is primarily made of porcelain cladding, which is engineered to endure — it is non-combustible, absorbs mi... more

Recycled glass and reclaimed asphalt used to revamp Clarence Street

Around 120,000 glass jars and more than 200 tonnes of reclaimed asphalt were used to refresh a one kilometre stretch of Clarence Street in Sydney. This means nearly a quarter of materials used to renew more than 8,000 square metres of road surface is recycled. The City of Sydney resurfaces around 35,000 square metres of road each year. Since July 2021, the City of Sydney has used around 1.5 million recycled glass jars and more than 6,000 tonnes of reclaimed asphalt in its road renewal program. Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore AO said: “What was once considered waste is now being seen as a resource. T... more

Woodside to fund $12.5 million university-led decarbonisation project

Rice University and Woodside Energy have announced a five-year technology collaboration aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing lower carbon solutions. Woodside will provide $12.5 million to fund the creation of the Woodside-Rice Decarbonisation Accelerator — an initiative that aims to bring breakthrough decarbonisation technology from the Rice labs to market. Rice University President Reginald DesRoches said: “This collaboration is a testament to the power of merging academic expertise with industry insight and support.” The goal of the accelerator is to fast-track the commeciali... more

Feasibility study launched for hydrogen pipeline in Southern Europe

Wood will deliver a scope for an undisclosed energy company in Southern Europe that will assess the feasibility of converting 125 kilometres of natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transportation along the Mediterranean coastline. The feasibility study will advance the energy company’s decarbonisation goals and its ambitions to become a hydrogen enabler — linking European production to demand. Wood President of Decarbonisation Dan Carter stated that the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) initiative has underlined the critical role hydrogen and its associated infrastructure will play in the transition to ca... more

WA government establishes multi-million dollar green tech partnership

The state government has entered into a $40 million partnership with the Gorgon joint venture to focus on funding green technology and lowering carbon emissions. Innovation and the Digital Economy and Science Minister Stephen Dawson welcomed the multi-million-dollar landmark deal saying the new Lower Carbon Grants Program — Gorgon Fund will be used to fund innovative projects which support the decarbonisation of the economy. A new GreenTech Hub will be established with funds of $4 million over four years, with a focus on accelerating green technologies and services in Western Australia. Modelled off t... more

POSCO and ENGIE to conduct major renewable hydrogen project

South Korean steel-making company POSCO and French energy generator ENGIE will conduct a pre-feasibility study for a major renewable hydrogen project in the Pilbara. The study will consider the possibility of utilising renewable hydrogen to power POSCO's proposed Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) plant in Port Hedland, as well as the exportation of green fuel to South Korea. Western Australia currently provides 38 per cent of the world's supply of iron ore — which is processed overseas to make steel. HBI is a premium form of direct reduced iron which will add downstream value to Pilbara iron before it is expo... more