Phase 1 Of “World’s Largest” EV Fast-Charging Network Completed In Queensland

The Queensland government has laid claim to the “world’s longest electric vehicle superhighway in a single state” after the first phase of fast charger station installations was completed last month. State transport minister Mark Bailey says EV drivers can now travel from Coolangatta to Cairns, and west from Brisbane to …

First Wind Turbine Stands Tall at Mount Emerald Wind Farm

The first wind turbine at the Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Walkamin has been sucessfully erected, marking a significant milestone for the biggest wind farm in Queensland. The turbine consists of three 16 tonne blades, each 57m long, that were positioned in place atop the 90-metre tower after the project’s …

Western Australia To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags, Effective July 1, 2018

The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, announced yesterday that single-use plastic bags would be banned in the territory, effective July 1, 2018. This follows on bans in South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, and Northern Territory that went into effect in 2009, 2011, and 2011, respectively. So, while no …

Queensland’s Largest Solar Farm Plugs Into the Grid a Month Early

Queensland’s largest operating solar farm has plugged into the national electricity grid and is set to generate enough power for almost 10,000 households by the end of 2016. The Barcaldine remote community solar farm, in the state’s central west outback, connected to the national electricity market on Wednesday, more than …

Historic Day for Australian Solar: 12 new PV Plants Totaling 482 MW Get USD...

Twelve new large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants are set to be constructed across Australia, tripling the amount of energy produced from utility-scale solar. The 12 PV projects totaling 482 MW have been chosen as part of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) multi-million dollar large-scale solar round. They are expected …