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WA’s mining future hinges on new gas supplies

Boosting new gas supply will be essential to fuel Western Australia's plans to phase out coal from electricity and ensure affordable energy for minerals processing, according to a leading energy research firm.

AEMO warns of impending shift to diesel-powered electricity

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has raised concerns over the looming prospect of diesel-powered electricity as a consequence of the dwindling gas supply on the east coast.

Glenrowan solar farm achieves maximum capacity powering 45,000 homes

CIMIC Group's Pacific Partnerships and UGL announced the Glenrowan Solar Farm in Victoria has reached full power just 12 months from financial close.

CSIRO report: Renewables remain cheapest source as nuclear energy costs skyrocket

Renewables remain the cheapest form of reliable energy in Australia now and to 2030, according to the consultation draft of the 2023-24 GenCost report. 

ARENA backs Monash University project addressing oscillation issues in national energy grid

Monash University has secured approximately half a million dollars in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support a project that aims to develop a tool that will address oscillation issues in Australia’s national energy grid. 

Australian institutes join global efforts to bolster clean energy production

Australia’s leading research institutions and CSIRO have joined an international collaborative effort that would address challenges in clean production and storage. 

Report urges Australia to fast-track transition to clean energy

The 2023 Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO) report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has revealed that the shift to renewable energy must be fast-tracked immediately.

Wind, solar remain Australia’s cheapest new build electricity generation— GenCost report

Renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, remains Australia’s cheapest new-build electricity generation despite a 20 per cent average increase in technology costs, the latest GenCost report revealed.

Capacity Investment Scheme to power NSW energy

The federal and state governments of New South Wales are working together to enhance energy security and reliability across the state by implementing the Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS), a national framework for increasing new dispatchable renewable capacity. 

Repurposing power stations for renewable thermal energy storage solutions

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $422,582 in funding for AGL Energy Limited (AGL) to investigate the viability of retrofitting the Torrens Island Power Station B in South Australia with thermal energy storage technology.

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