The Australian Government has announced its support for a new gas-fired power plant in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, to replace the ageing Liddell coal-fired power station.
In the General Election campaign in New Zealand, the Labour Party has pledged that it would aim to make 100 per cent of the country’s electricity generation renewable by 2030 if elected, five years ahead of the current Government target.
The Queensland state government has boosted its chances of reaching a 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030 with the establishment of a $500 million Renewable Energy Fund.
French renewables developer Neoen will build a 400MW solar farm in the Western Downs region of Queensland, Australia after securing a contract to sell most of the power to the state government-owned renewable energy generator CleanCo.
New Zealand electricity power transmission operator Transpower has said that it believes its generation capacity will be around 95 per cent by 2035, reaching 100 per cent by 2050, making use of 6.5GW of solar capacity.
An independent review by the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) into the Australian Federal Government’s Climate Solutions Fund has dismissed calls to access dedicated climate funding for upgrades to extend the operational life of coal-fired power generators.
The Australian Government has announced that it is putting an additional $1 billion into its publicly-funded Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), the so-called “green bank” to invest in energy projects.
The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy have announced that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia.
GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by investors Partners Group and CWP as the wind turbine supplier for the 244MW Bango wind farm near Yass, New South Wales, Australia.
New Zealand’s biggest retail power company, Genesis Energy, has announced that it will buy the energy from the planned Tilt Renewables wind farm in South Taranaki.