Wind power research generates lessons for industry

08 December, 2008

A researcher who examined the recent history of wind power in Australia will receive a doctoral award from RMIT University this month.

$10,000 biodiesel research grant winner announced

03 December, 2008

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.

Biodiesel analysis

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The iCAP 6000 Series of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) emission spectrometers can be used for monitoring elemental contaminants in biodiesel.

Greener networking

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Linksys

Linksys, a division of Cisco, has reduced packaging for its consumer networking products and it has received Energy Star certified ratings on power adapters included with more than 30 of its products.

Solar company confirms commitment to Australia

25 November, 2008

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 will launch solar feed-in tariff for surplus electricity

25 November, 2008

NSW households generating solar power will be paid for surplus electricity they pump into the grid under a new state government scheme.

BP Solar to close manufacturing plant in Sydney

19 November, 2008

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.

Australian Coal Association website launched

14 November, 2008

A website devoted to coal, climate change and renewable energies has been launched in Australia.

Ads claim coal industry doing a lot to reduce emissions

14 November, 2008

The coal industry has launched a public campaign of full-page ads that will appear in newspapers claiming the industry is doing 'a lot' to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Australian solar technology powering California

11 November, 2008

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has launched Ausra’s solar power plant in Bakersfield, California.


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.

Halving emissions possible by 2020, according to report

10 November, 2008

A report released by Environment Victoria shows how Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions could be more than halved by 2020.

Australia’s first hydrogen racing car unveiled at RMIT

10 November, 2008

RMIT University researchers have unveiled Australia’s first hydrogen-powered racing car, in a project that demonstrates the incredible possibilities of hydrogen as the clean, renewable fuel of the future.

Infrastructure plans for electric vehicles

23 October, 2008

Better Place today announced agreements with AGL Energy and Macquarie Capital Group to begin deploying an electric vehicle (EV) network, powered by renewable energy.

Centre showcases solar technology

22 October, 2008

Solar technologies that have never before been used in Australia were unveiled this month by Peter Garrett, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, as part of the new $3.1 million Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre in the desert town of Alice Springs.

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