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UK billionaire eyes EVs in old Holden plant

Today 10:00am - UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is looking to buy equipment from and use part of the old Holden factory in South Australia to create an electric vehicle production line.

Australia climbs clean energy leaderboard

Today 10:00am - Australia has been named among the top 10 nations investing in clean energy, with more than $11.3 billion spent on renewables in 2017.

Good sports sweat it out in stadiums not up to the job

Monday - As Australian sports fans and players swelter through another summer season, questions of stadium design to deal with extreme heat are becoming more urgent.

Super battery beats expectations for first month

Monday - The world’s largest lithium ion battery has brought much needed flexibility to the South Australian grid, encouraging other Australian states to follow suit.

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

12 Dec 17 - Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to new estimates.

Is this the end of the road for Adani’s megamine?

8 Dec 17 - Adani’s operations in Australia appear to be hanging on by a thread, as activists prove effective at undermining the company’s chances of getting the finance it needs.

Yes, it's a massive battery, but it does quite a lot

6 Dec 17 - Australians are watching in anticipation to see what impact South Australia's Tesla battery has on the local electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.

‘I don’t know how Turnbull faces his grandkids’

5 Dec 17 - Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd talks about the failure of his country’s climate policy, the rise of China and the Carmichael coal mine.

Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

4 Dec 17 - The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday.

Victorian logging could trigger ecosystem collapse

4 Dec 17 - Decades of unsustainable logging has created an “extinction debt” in Victoria’s central highlands that will trigger an ecosystem-wide collapse within 50 years without urgent intervention.

Labor victory could spell end of Adani coal mine

1 Dec 17 - Queensland Labor looks certain to form a government promising to veto a $1b public loan, which observers say puts the giant Adani coal project in serious doubt.

Australian shareholders should be told, says thinktank

30 Nov 17 - Australian companies need to start developing sophisticated scenario-based analyses of climate risks, and incorporating them into their business, a thinktank has said.

Musk's Australia battery poised for final testing

27 Nov 17 - The world’s largest lithium-ion battery, which is being built in South Australia by Tesla to store renewable energy, is about to enter final testing.

Melbourne consortium underwrites windfarm

27 Nov 17 - Three Melbourne councils, two universities, Zoos Victoria, and half a dozen corporations have banded together to underwrite a windfarm in western Victoria.

Disaster on Australia's doorstep, officials warn

24 Nov 17 - Climate change is creating a disaster on Australia’s doorstep, according to a government white paper.

Former UN climate chief lobbies against Adani loan

21 Nov 17 - Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has made a rare intervention in Australian politics, urging the Turnbull government not to grant a controversial coal project a near A$1 billion loan.

Australia a Top 10 nation - for cutting down trees

20 Nov 17 - Eastern Australia ranks in the top 10 of the world’s major deforestation fronts – the only area in a developed nation.

Medibank drops millions worth fossil-fuel investments

15 Nov 17 - Australia’s largest private health insurer, Medibank, will shed tens of millions of dollars in fossil-fuel investments because of the effects of climate change on human health.

Coal-fired plant sent $1b offshore while pocketing public's $117m

10 Nov 17 - The owner of one of Australia’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants quietly moved $1bn offshore within days of pocketing $117m from taxpayers.

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