Renewables News

The Federal Government has announced a dramatic expansion to the Snowy Hydro Scheme, increasing the scheme's ability to provide energy storage.
RenewReporter will be running our first live blog throughout today as we try to keep up with developments and announcements on the Snowy Hydro expansion plans and escalations in the heated debate around Australia's energy policy.
The new energy plan for South Australia will see a dramatic move towards gas, and will create regulatory headaches for market operators.
Jeffrey Sommerfeld, Queensland University of Technology The keenly awaited new energy policy unveiled today by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill features a range of headline-grabbing items, such as a plan to spend A$150 million on a 100-megawatt battery storage facility to help stave off the danger of future blackouts. On page...
The South Australian Government will invest in a new publicly owned gas generator as part of its $550 million energy security plan.
The South Australian Government has today announced a $550 million package to address energy security issues within the state. The plan will provide support for the construction of new renewable energy power stations, battery storage facilities, a publicly owned gas generator, and provides the state energy minister greater control...
Three new solar farms set for Queensland and Victoria have secured Australia's largest solar financing deal to date.
Three new large-scale solar farms have secured the largest combined financing deal in Australia to date, bringing investment and jobs to rural Queensland and Victoria. The CEFC has announced backing of two solar farms north of Collinsville, Queensland, as well as a commitment to the Gannawarra Solar Farm, west of Kerang...
Red dirt and sun; Western Australia has some of the best solar resouces in Australia.
The Western Australia State election is less than a week away. By all indications, it is going to be a tightly fought contest, and there is a legitimate possibility that the state will came away with a result on Saturday that offers no clear winner. This creates a fraught situation for investment in...