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  • methane

    ENERGY NEWS

    Binding methane with metal: a new hope for recycling the potent fossil fuel

    By including the rare metal osmium, UNSW chemists have engineered a new molecular ‘vice’ that can bind methane for hours – providing crucial evidence for an intermediate step that will inform new catalyst... more

  • ENERGY NEWS

    WA’s first Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational

    Nomadic Energy's five megawatts of solar installation at Northern Star's Carosue Dam gold mine near Kalgoorlie is complete, generating clean energy for the mine and reducing emissions by displacing diesel and n... more

  • ENERGY NEWS

    New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment

    The State Government has launched a new prospectus to promote Western Australia's battery and critical mineral industries to investors around the world. State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook ... more

  • ENERGY NEWS

    Australian-German business coalition produces a roadmap for large scale green hydrogen import to Germany

    A leading group of German companies along with Australia’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has released a green hydrogen roadmap, outlining a set of recommendations for government and industry, to meet the ... more

  • Binding methane with metal: a new hope for recycling the potent fossil fuel
  • WA’s first Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational
  • New battery and critical minerals prospectus to power investment
  • Australian-German business coalition produces a roadmap for large scale green hydrogen import to Germany
Farmers

Farmers say food supply must come before gas export industry

Farmers are already leading the way on methane reduction and it’s time the gas and coal industries did the same, Farmers for Climate Action say. Methane from the agriculture sector has been falling but Federal Government data shows methane emissions from the gas industry in particular are rising due to industry expansion. Farmers for Climate Action CEO Dr Fiona Davis said Australia could support a 30 per cent methane reduction target so long as it is willing to reduce methane from gas extraction, and support research, development and commercialisation efforts to continue improvements in agricultural meth... more
80 per cent

WA to cut emissions by 80 per cent by 2030 for state utilities

The Government of Western Australia has set a strong emissions reduction target of 80 per cent by 2030 for state government agencies which is a step for the state’s renewable energy transition. The announcement covers state owned utilities such as railways, vehicle fleets, hospitals and schools and follows Western Australia’s announcement last week that its last coal-burning power stations would close by 2030. Jess Panegyres, Head of Clean Transitions at Greenpeace Australia Pacific, said stronger near-term climate targets put Western Australia out in front of the country’s energy transition, but tha... more
metal production

Pathways to sustainable metal production and greening grids

Traditional metal production is inherently polluting. According to data from Wood Mackenzie’s Emissions Benchmarking Tool, it is currently responsible for 9 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.    Many of the metals produced in smelting operations around the world will play a vital role in the energy transition. For example, nickel and cobalt are used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, while copper and aluminium are increasingly used in power generation decarbonisation. As major economies march towards a net-zero future, there is a growing endeavour to produce metals with little-to-no carbon foot... more

Business leaders called on to slash Scope 3 emissions

In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s wake up call report that we must slash greenhouse emissions to avoid a 1.5°C spike in global temperatures, energy transition experts are urging business leaders to take climate action - saying the technology and funding already exist.  The IPCC report states: ‘global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide would need to fall about 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching net zero around 2050. According to research, many businesses have more than 70 per cent of their carbon footprint coming from scope 3 emissions. Energy ... more
Adani

TotalEnergies and Adani to create a green hydrogen company

TotalEnergies has entered into an agreement with Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) to acquire a 25 per cent interest in Adani New Industries Limited (ANIL), the exclusive platform of AEL and TotalEnergies for the production and commercialisation of green hydrogen in India. ANIL will target a production of one million metric tonnes of green hydrogen per year (Mtpa) by 2030, underpinned by around 30 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable power generation capacity, as its first milestone. In order to control green hydrogen production costs, ANIL will be integrated along the value chain, from the manufacturing of equi... more

Review shows positive economic outcomes in green government spending

In 2020, natural gas was trading at its lowest price in more than 30 years. This winter, many people will struggle to warm their homes. In response, some governments are considering investing in fossil fuel extraction. A new Oxford report reveals green government investments are demonstrably superior to fossil fuel investments; they can be faster, create more jobs and boost economic growth. Brian O’Callaghan, lead author and head of the Oxford University Economic Recovery Project, asserts that green investment makes more economic sense and helps bolster energy security, he says, “We suggest, if governm... more
AGL

New report outlines pathway to 100 per cent renewable Australian gas

Australia’s gas networks could be fully decarbonised, able to deliver 100 per cent renewable fuel for heating and manufacturing, according to a new report from Energy Networks Australia and the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association. The Gas Vision 2050 update identifies key actions needed in the next decade for gas to go green and transition to net zero emissions in line with global and national targets. ENA chief executive officer Andrew Dillon said the best and least- cost way to achieve net-zero was to repurpose existing gas pipelines and networks to allow clean renewable hydrogen and biomethane an... more