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Telstra trials green cell in network

01 October, 2009

Telstra is trialling an energy-efficient hydrogen fuel cell in its live network which has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20% compared with an equivalent-sized diesel generator.

Renewable energy from wet waste stream

11 September, 2009

Gold Coast-based renewable energy company Quantum BioEnergy has been busy for the past nine months installing its first 1.26 MW of power generation from wet waste streams. What makes the Quantum situation unusual is that the company is commissioning its first installations at two sites simultaneously.

Ocean power partnership: BioPower Systems and Siemens sign MoU

20 August, 2009

Australia’s ocean energy company BioPower Systems and engineering and technology company Siemens have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate and develop joint opportunities for ocean power conversion.

'Babydoll' sheep to reduce emissions at vineyard

14 July, 2009

In his quest to develop a sustainable vineyard, Peter Yealands has come up with a novel way to keep the grass down at his 1000 hectare vineyard — miniature sheep.


Waves for future energy

20 May, 2009

This article includes details on a new technology that extracts energy from ocean waves and either converts it into electricity or uses it to convert seawater into desalinated potable water.

New local energy blueprint aims to head off power crisis

09 April, 2009

A national research initiative to establish an advanced electricity distribution network in Australia has announced a plan to meet the twin challenges of reducing carbon emissions and reining in rising power costs.

Australia's clean energy credentials promoted in the US

26 February, 2009

Austrade is showcasing Australia’s clean energy capabilities and ingenuity by leading a business mission to the United States and Chile.

Powering the future — solar cells by the metre

19 February, 2009

Trials promise a new era of solar cells that are printed like money.

Scientists share sustainable research

04 February, 2009

Scientists will share reasearch on onboard hydrogen storage systems and materials that can generate electricity from heat energy at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Electric sea-snake may provide low-cost energy from waves

29 January, 2009

A scale model of a wave-energy device is being tested at Southampton University, UK. Its inventors believe the device may provide a practical way of producing low-cost electricity from the energy in sea waves.

Governor-General talks emission reduction at energy summit

23 January, 2009

Governor-General Quentin Bryce spoke about the "huge challenge facing humanity" — balancing our right to energy with our responsibility to the planet — in her address at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Australian gas transmission industry call for focus on natural gas

19 January, 2009

The Australian gas transmission industry has called on the Rudd government to increase its focus on natural gas and introduce a 'gas target' for power generation to encourage lower-cost means of reducing carbon emissions.

‘Smart’ fridges stay cool by talking to each other

16 January, 2009

'Smart’ fridges that run on renewable electricity and are capable of negotiating the most energy-efficient way to keep food cold have been developed by researchers from CSIRO’s Energy Transformed Flagship.

Strategic partnerships to develop renewable energy solutions

23 December, 2008

Leighton Contractors has expanded its capability in the Australian renewable energy sector by executing agreements with two global technology providers to explore and develop wave and solar power projects in the region.

Report calls for gross feed-in tariffs

11 November, 2008

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has welcomed a Senate Environment Committee’s support for a national system of feed-in tariffs to support development of distributed renewable energy technologies like photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

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