Solar energy produces methane from CO2 with … – Energy Matters

Australian scientists now have a catalyst that converts carbon dioxide into methane gas using solar energy. The University of Adelaide, in collaboration with the CSIRO, developed the process, which could potentially replace fossil fuels. It could also lead to lower CO2 emissions from existing carbon-based fuel technologies. The new catalyst drives the process of combining … Read more

Greensmith and AEP launch hybrid hydro energy storage project in USA

PRESS RELEASE Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 20 October 2017 at 12 p.m. EEST Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä Company, and American Electric Power (AEP) have agreed to install a 4 MW energy storage system integrated with the Buck and Byllesby hydroelectric power plants in southwest Virginia, USA. The integration of advanced energy storage and software with … Read more

Victoria Renewable Energy Target written into law, without support of LNP

Image: Rob Law, Twitter @RobLawCVGA Victoria has become the first state in Australia to have its renewable energy target written into law, after the Labor Andrews government’s Renewable Energy (Jobs Investment) Bill was passed by Parliament on Friday. State energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio said on Friday the governments’ VRET of 25 per cent renewable energy by … Read more

Enova wins at the Green Globe Awards

Enova Energy has won “Best of the Best” Regional Sustainability Award at Green Globe Awards in Sydney. The award recognises outstanding achievements of an organisation who has come up with an original and successful initiative in regional or rural areas of New South Wales. Office of Environment and Heritage Chief Executive Anthony Lean said the varied … Read more

Investor confidence could be smashed without additional detail

Contrary to what Australia’s environment minister proclaimed on ABC TV program The Insiders on Sunday, the National Energy Guarantee provides no confidence for investment. In fact, unless the government take swift action to address the total lack of detail it will have the opposite effect – and effectively freeze investment – just like it did … Read more

McConnell Dowell / Downer JV Selected as Preferred EPC Contractor for Kidston

PRESS RELEASE Genex Power Limited (ASX: GNX) (Genex or Company) is pleased to provide an update in relation to the development of the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro (K2-Hydro) project at Kidston, North Queensland. The K2-Hydro project is part of the overall Kidston Stage 2 (K2) project, which includes a co-located 270MW solar PV project … Read more

Why the NEG could be a “terrible outcome” for renewables

Australian energy market experts have delivered a scathing appraisal of the Turnbull government’s National Energy Guarantee, describing it variously as a “pea and thimble trick”, a potentially “terrible outcome” for the renewable energy industry, and as a further extension of the Coalition’s faction-driven energy policy farce. In a webinar hosted by the Australian Solar Council … Read more