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MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

14 March 2022

14 March 2022, Sydney – Cement manufacturing accounts for approximately 7% of global carbon emissions. To ensure a sustainable future the industry must make significant regulatory, technological, structural and behavioural changes across the entire concrete and cement value chain. To discuss the challenges, opportunities and pathways forward, MECLA hosted a Spotlight session on Concrete and …

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European Union Australian Climate Business Network wraps up with eyes to the future

European Union Australian Climate Business Network wraps up with eyes to the future

1 March 2022

1 March 2022, Melbourne – The EU-Australian Climate Business Network completed its current two and a half year program of knowledge sharing and engagement activities early this year. An initiative of the European Union, for which Climate KIC was the delivery partner, the Network project was supported under the EU’s Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of …

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World’s biggest cleantech pre-accelerator eyes breakthrough Australian research

World’s biggest cleantech pre-accelerator eyes breakthrough Australian research

24 February 2022

ClimateLaunchpad is looking for clean technology researchers with innovative ideas to translate their research into climate-focused businesses. 25 February 2022, Sydney – Applications are now open for ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition. Aimed at researchers, innovators and new startups and anyone else with an innovative green business idea, ClimateLaunchpad is …

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Westpac and the CEFC join major industry initiative to explore net zero emissions in supply chains, underscoring the key role of finance in the transition

Westpac and the CEFC join major industry initiative to explore net zero emissions in supply chains, underscoring the key role of finance in the transition

21 February 2022

Melbourne, 21 February 2022 – Australia’s first bank and oldest company, Westpac, and Australia’s ‘green bank’ – the governmentowned Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – are the latest to sign on as partners to the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (Australian Industry ETI). The Australian Industry ETI brings together key industry and finance organisations to …

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Another strong year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

Another strong year for Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

13 December 2021

13 December 2021, Sydney – 2021 was a challenging year on many levels, but Corporate Purchasing of Renewables continues to be key feature of the energy market. The Business Renewable Centre Australia’s annual State of the Market report has found that after a record year in 2020 where 1.3 GW of capacity were signed through …

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Home retrofits would cut energy use, increase comfort of Australian homes – new study

Home retrofits would cut energy use, increase comfort of Australian homes – new study

13 December 2021

13 December 2021, Perth – Promising findings from the latest report out of the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030 CRC), validates the growing interest in the need for Australian home retrofits for thermal and energy efficiency. The report, entitled Pathways to Scale: Retrofitting One Million+ Homes, outlines the …

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Making net zero work for regional Australia

Making net zero work for regional Australia

8 December 2021

The heavy industry heartlands of regional Australia remain dependent on a waning system, as the world moves forward with urgent and necessary decarbonisation. In the Pilbara in WA’s north-west, 45 per cent of direct employment relies on the local iron ore industry. And in Gladstone, Queensland, 11 per cent of the workforce owe their livelihood …

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Climate-KIC Australia releases 2020-21 Impact Report

Climate-KIC Australia releases 2020-21 Impact Report

12 November 2021

Climate-KIC Australia have released our impact report for the 2020-21 financial year. As we enter this critical decade of climate action, we are focused on going beyond single-point interventions to transforming entire systems to unleash catalytic climate impact. Sydney, 12 November 2021 – As the ongoing conversations at COP26 attest, we are in a critical period …

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World-first Integrated Ocean Energy Marketplace planned for Albany, WA

World-first Integrated Ocean Energy Marketplace planned for Albany, WA

14 October 2021

With over 70% of our earth covered by oceans and over 85% of Australia’s population living within 50km of the coast, why isn’t energy from the ocean a mainstream source of renewable energy? The CSIRO estimates that wave energy alone could contribute up to 11% of Australia’s energy by 2050. Given this potential, theAustralian Ocean …

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New insights for geothermal heat pump technology in Australian context

New insights for geothermal heat pump technology in Australian context

6 September 2021

7 September 2021, Sydney –  With approximately six months remaining, the Fairwater Living Laboratory project is returning promising results about the use of ground source geothermal heat pumps in a residential setting. The Fairwater Living Laboratory project was established in 2019 with the aim of assessing the performance of ground source geothermal heat pumps in …

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