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Global battery maker Alpha-ESS to set up shop in Adelaide

November 16, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Global energy storage company Alpha-ESS has announced that it will establish a battery manufacturing facility in Adelaide, creating more than 100 new jobs. The company will initially manufacture battery storage systems in partnership with Minda Disability Support Services before moving to a dedicated facility in Adelaide where it will produce more than

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$200m home battery scheme to drive down energy costs for South Australians

November 5, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The South Australian Government is offering grants of up to $6,000 to help some 40,000 households pay for the installation of a home battery system. The $200 project is jointly funded by the State Government and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Amcor joins the ‘New Plastics Economy Global Commitment’

November 1, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Amcor has signed up to a new global initiative aimed at reducing waste and pollution from plastic packaging. The company has joined the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, a first-of-its-kind collaboration which was announced on Monday at the Our Ocean

New ARENA-backed project to examine the feasibility of expanding the Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Scheme

November 1, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Origin Energy has received $2 million in funding from ARENA to assess the feasibility of expanding the Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Scheme. Located 150 kilometres south of Sydney, the Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Storage Scheme currently consists of two pumped storage

Victoria’s first of two grid scale batteries unveiled at Ballarat

October 24, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

AusNet Services and EnergyAustralia have officially commissioned Victoria’s first grid scale battery project in Ballarat. Located at AusNet Services’ Ballarat terminal substation, the 30 MW / 30 MWh Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is

ARENA announces $6m in funding for Australia’s first ultra-fast charging network

October 23, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $6 million in funding to Chargefox Pty Ltd to roll out Australia’s first ultra-rapid charging network for EVs. The project will see Chargefox roll out 21 charging sites on interstate highways

New energy-from-waste facility to generate hundreds of jobs in WA

October 19, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $23 million in funding to help build Australian-first energy-from-waste project. Located 40 km south of Perth in WA, the $668 million facility will recover energy from waste, delivering