• Tasmania


    Partners to explore introduction of hydrogen to Tasmania

    Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen — a subsidiary of ReNu Energy Ltd — and Tas Gas Networks have signed an agreement which sets out the companies’ intention to work together to explore the introduction of gre... more


    Equinor and Fluxys launch decarbonisation solution in Europe

    Fluxys and Equinor have agreed to develop a major infrastructure project for transporting captured CO2 from emitters to storage sites in the North Sea, connecting Belgium to Norway. The project is in the feasib... more


    Cairns charging up with new network-connected battery

    Cairns is set to reinforce its role as a leader in regional Queensland’s energy independence when it will house one of the State’s next electricity network-connected batteries. While announcing the batte... more

  • North American


    Chevron’s North American assets achieve top environmental scores

    Chevron Corporation’s North American upstream assets have earned Project Canary’s highest ratings on operational and environmental performance. The analysis was conducted on Chevron’s assets in Texas and ... more

  • Partners to explore introduction of hydrogen to Tasmania
  • Equinor and Fluxys launch decarbonisation solution in Europe
  • Chevron’s North American assets achieve top environmental scores
  • Geelong community solar program boosts renewable energy across region

State Budget powers Queensland’s energy future

The Queensland Government is delivering more than $2 billion in large-scale storage, renewable energy projects and generation and transmission investment through the 2022-23 State Budget. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the investment will power more jobs in more industries across the state. “This budget ensures Queensland will maintain its standing as a national energy leader for many years to come,” Mr de Brenni said. “It will also ensure Queenslanders maintain a stake in their energy future through their publicly owned energy corporations, with the retention of ... more

Vast Solar agrees joint venture with 1414 Degrees to progress Port Augusta project

Vast Solar will be co-developing the Aurora Energy Project (Aurora) through its acquisition of 50 per cent of the shares in Silicon Aurora Pty Ltd (Silicon Aurora) from 1414 Degrees (14D) for $2.5 million. The agreement is the next step in Vast Solar’s plans to deploy its world leading technology in Port Augusta, following the Australian Government announced concessional finance of up to $110 million for Vast Solar to support the development of a 20MW CSP project in the area. In addition to co-developing a 140MW (1-2 hour) battery energy storage system (BESS) with 14D, the agreement provides access and ... more

bp to lead and operate WA renewables and green hydrogen energy hub

bp today agreed to acquire a 40.5 per cent equity stake in, and to become operator of, the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), which has the potential to be one of the largest renewables and green hydrogen hubs in the world. Based on the development of world-scale renewable power generation, AREH, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, intends to supply renewable power to local customers in the largest mining region in the world and also produce green hydrogen and green ammonia for the domestic Australian market and export to major international users. AREH has plans to develop onshore wind and solar ... more

Upgrading waste to a renewable energy source

Most people probably don’t want to think too much about what happens to what they flush, and what it could be used for – but Jemena is on track to give wastewater an upgrade, with work under way on vital equipment for its Malabar Biomethane project. Brisbane company Eneraque Pty Ltd is fabricating the upgrader package for Australia’s first biomethane-to-gas network project. Biomethane upgraders remove water, carbon dioxide, other gases and contaminants from wastewater to produce renewable biomethane which can then be injected into the gas network. It will be the first of its kind to be fabricated i... more

The first net-zero-energy mass timber civic building in the U.S.

Located in Silicon Valley, the new San Mateo County headquarters will be the first net-zero-energy civic building constructed with mass timber in the U.S. Achieving an 85 per cent reduction in structural embodied carbon, this flexible workplace sets a benchmark for civic architecture. With its structural design that uses cross-laminated timber to reduce embodied carbon, County Office Building 3 (COB3) will stand as a testament to San Mateo County’s environmental stewardship. The design by SOM invites foot traffic from the neighbouring downtown district along tree-lined walkways and into the building’s ... more

Parramatta Square’s 6 star rating delivers high benchmark

Walker Corporation’s 4 Parramatta Square has secured a 6 star NABERS rating for Energy, making it one of the most efficient buildings in Australia. Walker Executive Chairman Lang Walker AO said achieving the 6 star accolade delivers the highest benchmark for businesses seeking the best workplace environment. “The $3.2 billion development at Parramatta Square has sustainability at its core and we pride ourselves on saving energy and being water wise on every floor,” Mr Walker said. “4 Parramatta Square’s state of the art environmental features were carefully designed and delivered to make a big... more

3deluxe awarded for a natural biotope concept for a Manhattan building

3deluxe has just been awarded with the GREEN GOOD DESIGN® 2022 for the concept of #WeThePlanet House – a contribution to transform metropolitan areas into climate-resilient places with positive impact on the environment. Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President/CEO, The Chicago Athenaeum states that the green movement “is in full swing worldwide – from Singapore to Paris and Los Angeles.” New York seems to catch on to the European idea of creating natural environments on rooftops as a way to enhance human comfort and livability in urban surroundings. 3deluxe was fortunate enough to be ... more

Market Square to be one of SA’s first all-electric workplaces

The 6 Star Green Star workplace at Adelaide’s Market Square is to be one of South Australia’s first all-electric office buildings, ousting fossil fuels in favour of renewables. Going all-electric for the base commercial building in the $400-million precinct is a significant step towards a greener economy for the state, and complements Adelaide’s ambition to be a carbon neutral city. The 15,000-square-metre commercial development will feature other unique earth-friendly initiatives like rooftop solar, rainwater capture for irrigation, use of locally sourced recovered materials, and waste minimisation.... more

Queensland Government funding fast-tracks Gladstone hydrogen hub

The Queensland Government has committed $15 million to support development of a publicly owned, large-scale hydrogen export facility in Gladstone. Deputy Premier Steven Miles – who just returned from Japan to promote investment opportunities in Queensland’s renewable energy – says the funding will support development of a large-scale electrolysis and liquefaction project in Central Queensland. “Queensland is powering ahead in the new, global renewable energy era, in fact we are setting the pace,” he said. “And today we are taking another significant step towards cementing Queensland’s stan... more

Renewables to power Rio Tinto’s most advanced iron ore mine

Rio Tinto has opened the Gudai-Darri project in Western Australia, the company's most technologically advanced iron ore mine in the Pilbara.   Since development began in April 2019, 14 million work hours have culminated in the delivery of Rio Tinto's 17th iron ore mine, which has a capacity of 43 million tonnes per annum. Gudai-Darri features some of the most advanced cutting-edge technology, including a robotic ore sampling laboratory which provides visibility of the ore grades out of the mine within minutes. There are autonomous trucks, trains and drills, which are standard across many of Rio Tinto'... more

Study to check feasibility of turning Torrens Island into a hydrogen hub

AGL Energy Limited and a consortium of high-profile industry partners will commence a detailed feasibility study into the development of a green hydrogen production facility at its Torrens Island site. The study will demonstrate the commercial and technical feasibility of establishing a renewable hydrogen hub and the production of hydrogen-derived products at Torrens Island to serve both domestic users in South Australia and interstate, as well as wider export markets. The feasibility study will map key operational and commercial plans for the project, outline the development of a production timeline and i... more

Queensland signs hydrogen agreement with massive European port

Queensland is powering ahead in the new global renewable energy era, taking another significant step towards exporting green hydrogen to Europe’s largest port. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said a Memorandum of Understanding had now been signed with the Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands to collaborate on opportunities to develop a hydrogen export supply chain. He said: “This landmark agreement is another ringing endorsement of Queensland’s quest to be a green hydrogen superpower. “The Port of Rotterdam has a target to import up to 20 million tonnes of hydrogen by... more

Carbon farming project to create jobs and benefits across Queensland

The Queensland Government’s investment in multi-million dollar carbon farming projects this year will see up to 1.9 million tonnes of carbon out of the atmosphere and 1.8 million hectares of land restored. Carbon farming presents an opportunity to restore balance, using the Earth’s land-based plant life and wetlands to naturally reabsorb excess carbon dioxide or change land management practices to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from human activities [1]. Minister for the Environment, Meaghan Scanlon, said the $2.1 million partnership between the State Government, GreenCollar and the Goon... more

New facility in WA to tackle complex ocean engineering challenges

A new facility at The University of Western Australia (UWA) will enable research and testing of solutions to some of WA’s most significant ocean engineering challenges, including protecting coastlines from flooding and erosion, finding new ways to harness renewable energy resources and gaining insights critical to protect and rehabilitate coral reefs.  Launched this month, the Coastal and Offshore Engineering Laboratory (COEL) comprises a 1900 square metre hydraulics laboratory. It includes a 50-metre long wave flume to analyse deep and shallow water wave conditions, an ‘O’Tube’ flume that repl... more

Methane-busting seaweed farms on track for 2021 production

Construction on the first farm and processing plant to turn red seaweed into a feed supplement for cows to reduce their methane production by 90 per cent is expected to start mid next year in South Australia. The first site is likely to be on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia as part of a partnership with the First Nations Narungga people with the second site in Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula of the state. Each farm will be capable of producing approximately 400 tonnes of dry weight milled seaweed a year – enough to feed up to 20,000 cows. Cattle are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emis... more

Turning wine industry waste into premium products

The clean and green by-products of the Australian wine industry are ripe for upcycling, and that’s exactly what’s happening in a new initiative; the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The centre was launched in July 2018, and brings together industry, research and the community to capitalise on Australia’s food waste opportunities. Winning this fight will save Australia $20 billion per annum in food waste. Through its three research and development programs, the Fight Food Waste CRC will REDUCE food waste across the supply chain, TRANSFORM unavoidable waste into innovative products, ... more