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22 July 2013

TrustPower’s 270MW wind farm components in transit from Siemensp

Siemens' Australia-based 270MW Snowtown II wind farm is nearing the construction phase as the hundreds of components required for the build are transported cross-country to the site.

18 July 2013

World Bank sets green direction for energy investments

Accelerating energy efficiency and renewable energy is at the core of the World Bank Group’s future investments in the power sector.

16 July 2013

Red Sky Energy’s Dubbo Solar to get Australian grid connection

Australia-based Red Sky Energy is to connect its 2.5MW Dubbo Solar One project to the grid through a tie-up with Essential Energy.

16 July 2013

Australian PM Rudd aims to ditch carbon tax, move to emissions trading

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd intends to accelerate the country’s move to emissions trading, scrapping predecessor Julia Gillard’s clean energy policy that has left Australia with the world’s highest carbon price.

11 July 2013

Australia unveils 3 year renewables investment plan for hybrid power plants

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has revealed its three-year investment plan, saying a major focus will be to explore opportunities in hybrid power plants.

10 July 2013

Coca-Cola expands 2020 environmental goals

Coca-Cola Company has strengthened its partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to further its environmental goals globally.

8 July 2013

Pension investors help New Forest close $170m South East Asia forestry fundp

Australian investment manager New Forests has closed its Asia fund on $170m with backing from development institutions and pension funds, and will now look to invest in sustainable plantation forestry opportunities.

8 July 2013

Australian protestors prevent 100-turbine wind farm

The proposed 100-turbine Golspie wind farm near Goulburn in New South Wales has been shelved after protests from local landholders including Marurice Newman, former head of the Australian Securities Exchange who has been anointed to chair a new business advisory should the Coalition win this year’s federal election.

8 July 2013

Stock round-up: Australia’s cleantech index underperforms against general stocksp

The ACT Australian CleanTech Index underperformed against the S&P ASX200 last month and for the past full fiscal year.

8 July 2013

Algae.Tec strikes refining deal with Biodiesel Industries Australia

Algae.Tec has struck a deal with Biodiesel Industries Australia (BIA) that will see BIA refining the company’s algal oil from its carbon capture and biofuels production facility alongside a 2,640MW coal-fired power station near Sydney, Australia.

5 July 2013

Genesis Energy gets green light for New Zealand’s largest wind farm

Resource consents for what could be New Zealand’s largest wind farm have been confirmed by the Environment Court following several months of discussion between Genesis Energy and local community groups.

1 July 2013

Australian Coalition snubs $100m clean energy dealp

Kevin Rudd, recently became Prime Minister for second time Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has made its first investment with a joint commitment to a $100m energy efficiency loan program with the Commonwealth Bank.

1 July 2013

Vestas wins order for Taralga Wind Farm in New South Wales

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the supply of 51 wind turbines to the Taralga Wind Farm project in New South Wales, Australia.

27 June 2013

EGCO Group expands power portfolio to Australia with 113MW wind

Thailand-based Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) has entered the Australian wind market with an investment into the 113MW Boco Rock Wind farm in New South Wales, Australia, via the acquisition of a 100 per cent interest in Asia Pacific Renewables.

27 June 2013

GE Partners with Downer for $350m Boco Rock wind in Australia

GE Partners has teamed with Downer to deliver the $350m ($376m) Boco Rock 67-turbine wind farm in the New South Wales region of Australia.

26 June 2013

‘Enormous’ growth in need for water, wastewater disinfection treatment systemsp

There is an enormous need for disinfection in water and wastewater treatment processes as rapid industrialisation continues to point towards more extensive water reuse, research group Frost & Sullivan said.

26 June 2013

Australia’s Byte Power pulls out of £4m deal for quarter stake of Auhuap

Australia-based Byte Power Group has cancelled plans to purchase 25 per cent of Chinese environmental technology group Auhua for £4m due to volatile market conditions.

24 June 2013

Santander funds 35% of CBD Energy’s Taralga wind farm

Santander will provide 35 per cent of the financing needed by CBD Energy to develop the A$280m Taralga wind farm in New South Wales, Australia.

21 June 2013

Brisbane reaches out to UK investors as it aims to be carbon neutral by 2025p

© Lachlan Fearnley, Creative Commons Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, has launched a campaign to attract UK investment into the city as it aims to become carbon neutral by 2025.

17 June 2013

Australian Renewable Energy Agency launches A$400m fund

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has launched a A$400m($384m) fund in an effort to generate 150MW of clean power.

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