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.
Australian-born Gerard Mimmo and his English wife Rachel left their fast-paced corporate lives behind to embark on a pioneering 36,000 km expedition around the continent, running their car on waste vegetable oil (WVO) collected from fish and chip and takeaway shops along the way.
The Southern Ocean slows the rate of greenhouse warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the ocean. But previous studies raised the alarm by suggesting the Southern Ocean carbon sink is now ’saturated‘ and no longer able to keep pace with increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
A manufacturer of high-efficiency, solar cells, solar panels and solar systems has announced an agreement to build a 505 kW solar power installation in Western Australia.
Southern Cross University has backed calls for the establishment of a national biofuels centre.
A researcher who examined the recent history of wind power in Australia will receive a doctoral award from RMIT University this month.
A project aiming to develop biodiesel feedstock that does not compete with food crops and can be grown in dry conditions has won the $10,000 Case IH Biodiesel Research Grant.
Solar company Conergy has confirmed its commitment to Australia and has asked the Australian government for a long-term commitment to the solar industry.
NSW households generating solar power will be paid for surplus electricity they pump into the grid under a new state government scheme.
BP Solar will cease the production of solar photovoltaic (PV) power cells and panels from its manufacturing plant in Sydney Olympic Park at the end of March 2009 as part of a global drive to reduce the cost of renewable power.
A website devoted to coal, climate change and renewable energies has been launched in Australia.