Next stop … good public transport that actually works

10 July

Patchy or non-existent public transport in the suburbs leaves millions of people with no other choice but to drive everywhere, prompting calls for a national standard for ‘turn up and go’ bus and train services. Only half of the 15 million...[Read More]

Community batteries to help power thousands of homes

3 July

As many as 100,000 households could be powered by batteries after a $143 million investment in shared renewable energy storage. The investment from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency is expected to support the installation of 370 devices across...[Read More]

Solar panels paving the path to new recycling hub

27 June

Solar panels could go from looking up at the sky to providing paths on the ground as part of a recycling plant proposed by one of Australia’s biggest energy providers. AGL revealed on Tuesday that it would partner with recycling firm Elecsome to...[Read More]

Why your online buys could arrive by electric tuk-tuk

26 June

More than 100 electric trucks, vans and tuk-tuks will hit Australian roads for a project to show freight companies how to lower their emissions. Logistics firm ANC announced the plan on Wednesday after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)...[Read More]

Following the money, not hot air, for more wind farms

20 June

Australia’s green bank is helping to fast-track construction of the nation’s largest wind farm to decarbonise the electricity grid, despite political squabbling. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) on Wednesday announced a further $127.5...[Read More]

Challenge worth $100m aims to lower solar energy cost

19 June

Solar innovators, engineers and developers are being invited to pitch their ideas to lower the cost of renewable energy to claim part of a $100 million fund. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency launched the global competition, called the Solar...[Read More]

Electric cars are not the only fix for green transport

12 June

Australia can’t rely entirely on electric vehicles to reduce transport emissions to safe levels and governments must pursue other ways to cut pollution from the sector. Monash University’s Climateworks Centre made the finding in modelling...[Read More]

Oh what a feeling! Toyota petrol cars end of the road

12 June

Nine popular vehicles will no longer be sold as petrol cars in Australia after Toyota announced plans to move to more environmentally friendly technology. The major automaker revealed the change on Wednesday, announcing that customer demand for...[Read More]

How green is your transport? Uber to rate your rides

5 June

Uber will soon score you on more than just conversational skills, also taking into account the environmental credentials of the cars you hail. The tech giant revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a feature giving riders a glimpse into the carbon...[Read More]

Communities divided over renewable energy development

5 June

Older people may have doubts as the renewable energy rollout gathers pace, but polling shows most Australians favour the climate benefits and lower electricity prices ahead of any development impact. A study released on Monday found Labor voters...[Read More]

Fire truck trial aims to extinguish emissions

29 May

Queensland’s firefighters are about to go alternative with an electric vehicle and a biofuel truck to be rolled out for testing. The next-generation prime movers will not immediately be used in critical environments with the vehicles first needing...[Read More]

Farmers flying high as demand for aviation fuel soars

29 May

Demand for Australian agriproducts is set to soar as the need for sustainable aviation fuel increases ten fold, according to research from Rabobank. Opportunities for farmers will be propelled by the airline’s need to cut emissions as they turn to...[Read More]

Science and energy agencies unpack the price of nuclear

22 May

ENERGY PRODUCTION COSTS * Using nuclear power to generate Australia’s energy needs would be twice as expensive as relying on renewable sources, the CSIRO and Australian Energy Market Operator have found. * Building a single large-scale nuclear...[Read More]

Green iron to go ahead under future industries push

22 May

A factory for making green iron in central Queensland will push ahead, helped along by federal government tax incentives for renewable hydrogen. Iron ore will be mined about 70 kilometres west of Gladstone and then transported to the new facility,...[Read More]

Charge an electric car for $5? Energy trial goes public

15 May

A program promising to fully charge an electric car at home for $5 has been opened to the public after two months of testing. Origin Energy announced the wider launch of its EV Power Up program on Tuesday after trialling the service with 200 drivers...[Read More]