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Meet the Aussie entrepreneurs taking on climate change

Meet the Aussie entrepreneurs taking on climate change

30 July 2020

30 July 2020 – As the world reels from the human and economic devastation of COVID-19, eighteen Australian startups are maintaining their focus on our other existential threat, climate change. These entrepreneurs have won a coveted place in the highly competitive pre-accelerator program, ClimateLaunchpad, which also doubles as the world’s biggest cleantech and green business …

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Industry heavyweights come together to forge pathways towards a decarbonised future

Industry heavyweights come together to forge pathways towards a decarbonised future

27 July 2020

Melbourne, 24 July 2020 – Some of Australian industry’s biggest companies are supporting a new initiative that will see them work together to better understand pathways to achieving net zero emissions in supply chains. BHP, Woodside, BlueScope Steel, BP Australia, Orica, APA Group, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group and Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers – which …

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Australian green start-ups are fixing the climate crisis

Australian green start-ups are fixing the climate crisis

15 June 2020

ClimateLaunchpad has been running on a global scale for several years now, but regions differ in terms of how they implement the program, and what sort of cleantech businesses they attract. What does it take to create impact with a cleantech start-up on one continent or the other? What stories can be shared from across …

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Sustainable community becomes a living lab

Sustainable community becomes a living lab

11 June 2020

A vision of how we could live more sustainably into the future is being realised in a quiet pocket of Sydney’s western suburbs. Opened in 2016, Fairwater was heralded as one of the country’s most progressive, environmentally-friendly community developments: 800 homes set in a landscape including wetlands and waterways, and with the largest geothermal heating …

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Australian first industry-science collaboration to develop a common understanding of Australian climate change risks

Australian first industry-science collaboration to develop a common understanding of Australian climate change risks

2 June 2020

Sydney, 2nd June 2020 – Representatives of some of Australia’s largest insurers, banks, investors, standards bodies and service providers have joined forces with leading scientists and researchers in a ground-breaking new initiative to develop standards for climate physical risk projections. “For the first time, leading Australian experts in both physical climate change science and disaster …

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World’s biggest cleantech competition eyes emerging battery sector in Australia

World’s biggest cleantech competition eyes emerging battery sector in Australia

21 May 2020

ClimateLaunchpad partners with the Future Battery Industries CRC to support emerging energy storage innovations in Australia. Sydney, 20 May 2020 – The world’s largest green business ideas competition, ClimateLaunchpad, is turning its eye toward the emerging battery technology sector in Australia, striking up a partnership with the Future Battery Industries CRC for the 2020 program. “The …

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No stopping the world’s largest cleantech competition in the days of COVID-19

No stopping the world’s largest cleantech competition in the days of COVID-19

7 May 2020

The world’s largest green business ideas competition, ClimateLaunchpad, is marching on, and its 2020 edition will take place in 70 countries online, including Australia. Given we are all stuck inside in light of COVID-19, thinking of how we want the world to be on the other side of this crisis, we are in a unique …

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The appetite for PPAs in light of COVID19

The appetite for PPAs in light of COVID19

24 April 2020

A strong pipeline of projects is progressing, although strong headwinds are resulting in some delays A longer-term perspective is encouraged since fundamental market risks will remain Economic stimulus with local content will add extra value for jobs and supply chains Climate change and stakeholder expectations remain as pertinent as ever  On Wednesday 8th April 2020 the Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A) hosted their first instalment of its 2020 webinar …

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Beyond the crisis: Building back better

Beyond the crisis: Building back better

9 April 2020

It’s abundantly clear we are operating in a new context. In the first quarter of this year we have seen a strain on our environmental, our health and economic systems at levels that haven’t been seen by Australians alive today.  In managing this new emergency, we have not lost sight of the emergency that is …

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Why the slowdown in corporate PPAs?

Why the slowdown in corporate PPAs?

17 February 2020

This article was originally published in ecogeneration. To read the original, please click here. All of the bumps and hiccups that accompany the integration of large amounts of renewable energy into the grid have caused PPA buyers to pause for breath, write Finnian Murphy and Chris Briggs. In the past three years, corporate renewable power …

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