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Urgent need to replace coal, says AEMO

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has released its 2019 Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO), highlighting the need for investment in energy generation...

Melbourne’s global search for recycling tech

The City of Melbourne is embarking on an international search for innovative technologies that will expand and enhance its network of waste and...

Fred.Olsen Renewables raise more than £16k with Three Peaks Challenge

Fred.Olsen Renewables, with the help of Natural Power, SeaRoc and ZX Lidars, has raised a total of £16,078 for the...

WHO reports on the microplastics we’re drinking

According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), we’re all drinking microplastics, with the effects on human health largely unknown. The WHO...

Coles deal leads to new solar plants

Coles and energy performance contractor Metka EGN have signed a 10-year agreement that will see three PV solar power plants built in regional...

Net zero by 2029, says La Trobe

Victoria’s La Trobe University has set an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2029, launching a $75 million initiative involving 20 projects. One...

Molycop commits to renewable energy

Molycop has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy retailer Flow Power, to make it one of the largest purchasers of...

Wood chemistry turns nut shells into sunscreen

A team of international scientists has found an eco-friendly way to produce potential sunscreens from cashew nut shells. Via a chemical process called xylochemistry...

Scientists redesigning materials for circular economy

Materials scientists from Deakin University are working on several projects to help solve the global waste and recycling crisis. The projects, undertaken by...