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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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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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Top 3 cleantech startups in Australia named

Top 3 cleantech startups in Australia named

27 August 2021

Friday, August 27 2021, Sydney – Australia’s best clean technology startups have been named at the ClimateLaunchpad Australian National Final on Friday night. From over 60 Aussie entrants, these three cleantech startups will progress to the Southeast Asian Final of the competition, slated to take place next month, and hopefully, from there, at least one Aussie …

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The use of climate scenarios in Australia

The use of climate scenarios in Australia

16 August 2021

16 August 2021, Sydney – In order to make assessments of the future, increasingly more organisations and businesses are looking to ‘scenario planning’, in which available data informs a series of possible outcomes (‘scenarios’). Climate scenarios are becoming more popular among organisations that want to understand the risks and opportunities associated with different climate futures and weigh possible responses based on those futures. In …

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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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