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New waste-to-energy water plant opens in Melbourne’s north

June 16, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

A new, cutting edge recycling facility that will reduce landfill, cut greenhouse emissions and produce enough renewable energy to pay for itself officially opened in Melbourne’s north on Thursday. Built by Yarra Valley Water, the $27 million Waste to Energy facility in Wollert converts organic waste into renewable energy that is enough to power the

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Stockland to roll out 31 new Tesla destination charging stations across Australia

June 12, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Stockland announced that it will install 31 Tesla Destination Chargers across 31 shopping centres nationwide, boosting convenience for customers while they shop, dine or spend time with family and friends. The company – which has the most Green Star rated

Goldwind to construct $300m wind farm in Tasmania

June 7, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Goldwind Australia has reached an in-principle agreement with Tasmania’s power retailer Aurora Energy to build a new $300 million, 144MW wind farm in the state. The Wild Cattle Hill wind farm will feature 49 wind turbines and will increase Tasmania’s wind

AGL, ARENA trial innovative energy trading technology

May 29, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) is investigating how blockchain technology could enable households and businesses with a mix of solar panels, batteries and ‘smart’ air conditioning to trade or share excess electricity they generate. Blockchain was originally

ARENA to invest $20m in search for the next solar PV breakthrough

May 24, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

ARENA will invest A$20 million into solar photovoltaic (PV) research and development to make the technology more efficient and more affordable. ARENA Chief Executive Officer Ivor Frischknecht said the funding – to be awarded under the agency’s third

University of Newcastle unveils low cost ‘printed’ solar panels (VIDEO)

May 22, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The University of Newcastle unveiled its first printed solar demonstration site last week, which UON Professor Paul Dastoor believes could promote Australia as a global leader in printed solar in the coming years. Covering an area of one hundred square

Kidston Phase One Solar Project on track to achieve first generation in late 2017

May 16, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The construction of Phase One 50MW Kidston Solar Project (KSP1) is progressing on time and on budget, project proponent Genex Power Limited announced on Monday. Located some 270 kilometres north-west of Townsville in far north Queensland, the 50 MW Kidston