Category: Environment

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Electric vehicles will play crucial storage role in renewables grid

Electric vehicles will be vital to decarbonising Great Britain and will play a critical role in providing greater flexibility for the grid and supporting increased production from renewable energy sources, according to a new report from National Grid.

The analysis predicts there will be up to 36

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UK’s National Grid says net zero carbon “achievable” by 2050

Great Britain could reach net zero carbon in its electricity grid by 2050, a new report has found, but only if “immediate action” was taken across all key energy technology and policy areas – including carbon capture – and “at a significantly greater scale than assumed.”


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ClearVue boosts solar glass plans with Taiwan manufacturing deal

Perth-based company ClearVue Technologies has inked a deal that will see it producing a key component of its transparent solar glass technology in an established PV factory in Taiwan.

The company says it has signed an MOU with Chinese company BeyondPV to set up a dedicated production

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Funding windfall for Ping Monitor windfarm listening device

Adelaide-based company Ping Services has closed a $650,000 seed fund round after securing an additional $200,000 in government funding earlier this year.

The patented device, known as the Ping Monitor, uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to continuously detect wind turbine blade

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Abbott era advisor re-emerges to oppose Crookwell wind farm

Abbott era business advisor Maurice Newman has reignited his ferocious opposition to wind farms and has penned a personal submission to an independent planning review of stage 3 of the Crookwell wind farm that revives old myths about the impacts of wind turbines.

Newman – a former

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