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Latest news: Renewable energy

Call for more biofuels to keep trucks, utes on the road

Truckies won't have to go electric and Aussies don't have to give up their utes if more biofuels get the green light.

ACT Energy Innovation Fund bolsters research

ACT businesses, research institutions, and think-tanks can share in $17 million worth of grants under the 2024 Energy Innovation Fund.

Rally against renewables – grassroots call or scare campaign?

The National Rally Against Reckless Renewables will be held outside Parliament House on the first sitting day of the year.

ACT electricity prices stable due to renewable energy

Without large scale Renewable Energy contracts, average electricity bills would have been around $225 higher, the ACT government says.

Canberra Airport’s green credentials soar

In an ACT-first, a conscience-free workplace in Majura Park, which is powered by renewables, has won a green stamp of approval for its sustainability and environmental credentials. Canberra Airport’s base building at 25...

AGL has ‘time tunnel’ to Australia’s energy transition

The energy transformation is playing out on a small island in South Australia's industrial heartland, where one of the biggest emitters is shaping the future.

Clean energy budget stakes $2b on renewable hydrogen

Cheap loans for energy upgrades and nation-building new industries have been backed in the budget to permanently reduce power bills and create clean jobs.

Renewable projects promise ‘cheaper’ energy but price rises loom

An investment boost in Australia's renewable energy sector has resulted from the federal government's net-zero plan, but rising power prices still loom.

ACT Government says Vehicle-to-Grid services are viable

What the ACT Government terms a “world-first project” demonstrated how Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) services could be technically and economically viable in Australia.

Rapid grid-linked battery rollout poses emission risk: ANU

Grid-linked batteries operating on the best settings for financial rewards might make commercial sense but could also power up greenhouse gas emissions.

Innovation boost for Canberra’s renewable energy sector

Canberra’s growing renewables sector will receive a boost from a new round of Renewable Energy Innovation Fund grants.

Canberrans spark the charge for energy efficient housing

Turns out, Canberrans might be ‘greenies’ after all. The ACT has scored the top spot in almost every category in the latest PropTrack Energy Efficient Housing Report exploring energy efficient homes across Australia.

Should new homes require a 7-star energy rating? The ACT says yes

The ACT is leading the charge for national energy efficiency standards and Rebecca Vassarotti will be encouraging new homes built across Australia to increase to a seven-star energy rating, but the MBA say they need a "transitional period".