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Meet Australia’s next generation of start-ups taking on climate change

Meet Australia’s next generation of start-ups taking on climate change

23 July 2021

23 July 2021 – Eight green start-ups have emerged victorious and made it through to the Australian National Final of ClimateLaunchpad, due to take place in late August. ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition, has kicked off its competition phase in Australia. Since entering the program in April, 28 early-stage cleantech …

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Heavy industry’s net-zero transition effort boosted by $2m ARENA grant and partnership with Rio, HSBC

Heavy industry’s net-zero transition effort boosted by $2m ARENA grant and partnership with Rio, HSBC

14 July 2021

14 July 2021, Melbourne – An effort to transition ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors to net-zero emissions by 2050, including iron and steel, aluminium and chemical supply chains has been boosted by both a $2 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and major players Rio Tinto and HSBC joining the initiative, along with research provider …

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Pathway to impact: Reflections and key learnings

Pathway to impact: Reflections and key learnings

30 June 2021

30 June 2021, Sydney – As we enter a new financial year, I take a pause and reflect on Climate-KIC’s pathway to impact. I joined the organisation three and a half years ago, keen to apply the innovation and strategy capabilities that I had built up in financial services companies, to the climate challenge. When I joined the organisation, our goal was clear – we wanted systems transformation. …

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We have the technology: New report shows future possibilities for net zero in hard-to-abate sectors

We have the technology: New report shows future possibilities for net zero in hard-to-abate sectors

28 June 2021

Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative wraps up first phase, releasing early findings into emissions reduction opportunities across supply chains 27 June 2021, Melbourne – One year since launch, the first phase of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative – a platform for Australia’s industry and related businesses to work collectively towards net zero emissions by …

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A Cleantech Start-up Using Consumer Power to Repair the Planet

A Cleantech Start-up Using Consumer Power to Repair the Planet

27 April 2021

When Greener (then known as Green Wallet) sent their application form in to the ClimateLaunchpad 2019 competition, they were just two guys, some mates they wrangled some favours out of, and a goal. They wanted to build a solution that would help people to repair the planet with every dollar they spend. Through their ClimateLaunchpad …

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Business Renewables Centre – Australia: System-wide collaboration for catalytic climate impact

Business Renewables Centre – Australia: System-wide collaboration for catalytic climate impact

24 April 2021

In the world of climate innovation, the Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A) is not a textbook venture. Rather, it is an unprecedented organisational collaboration, allowing market competitors to access high-value renewable electricity contracts by acting systemically. There are a number of pain points for transitioning mid-to-large scale electricity users to renewables. For renewable energy developers, …

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Clean technology start-ups vie for new $50,000 prize

Clean technology start-ups vie for new $50,000 prize

31 March 2021

31 March, 2021 – A huge $50,000 development grant, has just been announced for this year’s national ClimateLaunchpad competition, and cleantech start-ups using emerging technology across Australia are encouraged to enter. ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s biggest cleantech and green business competition and this year a $50,000 development grant will be awarded for an emerging tech …

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Applications now open for world’s biggest green business ideas competition

Applications now open for world’s biggest green business ideas competition

9 March 2021

ClimateLaunchpad is looking for emerging startups with innovative ideas to combat climate change. Sydney, 8 March 2021 – Applications are now open for ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition. Aimed at researchers, students and new startups and anyone else with an innovative business idea, ClimateLaunchpad is set up to help aspiring …

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How to net zero – policy vs tech

How to net zero – policy vs tech

9 February 2021

Finally, some good news. With the vaccine rollout on the near horizon and the economy trending upwards, it feels like we can all take a breath, take a break from doom scrolling, and start thinking (again) about our collective future on this planet. And it’s well and truly time. The World Economic Forum’s recent Global Risks …

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A record year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

A record year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

3 December 2020

December 3 2020, Sydney – The Business Renewable Centre Australia’s annual State of the Market report has found 2020 will be a record year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (Corporate PPAs) in Australia, with governments and businesses investing $2.4B and buying over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. Under Corporate PPAs, governments and businesses agree …

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