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Farmers welcome positive CSIRO renewables survey, more to do

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Thursday, 11 April, 2024 82 per cent of 6700 Australians surveyed said they’d live near renewable energy generation Top priority for the energy shift: Affordability (41 per cent), reducing climate pollution (26%) and energy independence for Australia (18 per cent) Dyer recommendations must be implemented urgently Farmers for Climate Action CEO Natalie Collard has welcomed … Continued

BZE welcomes Future Made In Australia Bill

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11 April 2024 Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) warmly welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of the Future Made in Australia Act.  BZE CEO Heidi Lee said the independent think tank had been calling for government investment in Australian manufacturing capability, having highlighted through its research that Australia’s natural advantages in terms of existing infrastructure, materials, a skilled … Continued

‘Future Made in Australia’ plan will reduce climate pollution and grow our economy

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Thursday April 11 Solutions for Climate Australia and the Climate Action Network Australia warmly welcome Prime Minister Albanese’s announcement today for funding and legislation that will support the growth of green manufacturing and industry. Director of Solutions for Climate Australia’s Dr Barry Traill said: “The world is moving on from polluting industries and this plan … Continued

EX-COAL MINERS, PARENTS AND ENERGY ADVOCATES ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S “FUTURE MADE IN AUSTRALIA ACT”

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April 11 2024   The Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the Federal Government’s “Future Made in Australia Act” designed to speed up investment in clean, Australian-made renewable energy.   While analysts say the investment will help Australia keep pace with the world, local communities are looking to see the details. The following people are … Continued

UNSW receives $6.3m for renewable energy and decarbonisation research

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A blast-furnace process for sustainable low-carbon iron-making and a renewable hydrogen production project have received significant funding from the Australian government. Projects led by Professor Yansong Shen and Scientia Professor Rose Amal from UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering received $4.4 million and $1.9 million in the latest round of funding from the Australian Renewable Energy … Continued

NEW REPORT: GREEN (BUILDINGS) WASH – ONLY 7% OF BIG 4 BANKS’ “SUSTAINABLE FINANCE” GOES TO RENEWABLES & DECARBONISING INDUSTRY

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New analysis released today by independent think tank Climate Energy Finance reveals only 7%* of the Big 4 banks’ collective $385bn sustainable finance target (SFT) by 2030 is directed to financing renewable energy and hard to abate industries, with the vast majority of their climate-related capital  – between 44% and 72% – channelled into the … Continued

Energy Locals new plan helps Victorians save on daytime energy costs

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Energy Locals has launched a new Daytime Saver plan in Victoria (Citipower, Powercor, and United Energy networks) Daytime Saver provides customers with reduced rates of 9.5c/kwh between 10am-3pm every day Plan is designed to encourage usage while solar energy in the grid is at its highest. Good news for Victorians looking to reduce household costs. … Continued

Funding boost for hydrogen and low emissions iron & steel research

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On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced it has awarded $59.1 million in funding across 21 research projects to support research and development (R&D) and commercialisation activities covering renewable hydrogen and low emissions iron & steel. The funding has been provided to research teams from some of Australia’s … Continued

Record-breaking year for battery installations across Australia in 2023

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A record number of batteries were installed across Australia in 2023, in homes, businesses and at grid-scale, according to a new report from solar and storage market analyst SunWiz. According to the 2024 Annual SunWiz Australian Battery Market Report, a record 57,000 battery systems, or energy storage systems, were installed in Australian homes in 2023. … Continued