South West coal town tipped to host Australia’s biggest green-energy battery

The South West town of Collie, which has been the lifeblood of WA’s coal-powered electricity needs for generations, has been tipped to host the biggest renewable-energy battery in Australia, again putting the town at the forefront of the green energy revolution.

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Australian businesses bypass federal politics as the switch to renewable energy gathers steam

On a bare paddock among the rolling hills of Kojonup, 260km south-east of Perth, a stiff breeze blows across the granite ridges and crop stubble.  

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A community battery 'like a corner store': Is this the future of home energy storage?

When Australia's first community battery trial came to the Perth suburb of Alkimos Beach in 2016, Kelly was sceptical.

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An opportunity not to be wasted

Throughout 2021 we will host a series of articles by Granville Taylor describing a concept that the Hunter Valley can become a world class Centre for Waste Management and Recycling as the region commences further diversification of the economy.

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Glimpses of a low carbon future amid Port Kembla’s coal and steel

For South Coast Labour Council secretary Arthur Rorris, intensifying debate over what a low-carbon future may mean for Australia’s industrial centres is a signal the rest of the country may finally have caught up with the Illawarra.

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Old King Coal

In Spain, the government has made a deal with unions to shut down the coal industry. In the USA, Trump promised miners he would save their jobs but didn’t deliver. Now Biden is pushing renewables at the expense of fossil fuels

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How solar developments can help regenerate regional Australia

As a former farmer and now hobby cattle farmer who has struggled through multiple droughts and ever changing rainfall patterns, I am acutely aware of concerns over the future sustainability of farming in this country.

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Wind farm overlooking closed Hazelwood coal plant seeks public approval

Plans to develop a 33 turbine, up to 200MW wind farm overlooking the site of the former Hazelwood coal-fired power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley have been put on public exhibition, as part of the project’s planning approval process.

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India’s wicked problem: how to loosen its grip on coal while not abandoning the millions who depend on it

India is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and its transition to a low-carbon economy is crucial to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. But unfortunately, the nation is still clinging firmly to coal.

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Campaigners hail end of opencast coalmines in UK after latest victory

Campaigners are hailing the end of opencast coal mining in Britain after a long battle to see off the final applications for new mines in former coal heartlands.

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