To save you some time, we’ve searched the internet for the latest news in solar farm projects and other renewables. Grab your coffee, here’s the industry must-knows for the week 14/11/22 edition):
- Australia will join with nations around the world in pledging to decarbonise the shipping industry, with representatives attending the launch of the Green Shipping Challenge at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. (Energy Magazine)
- Australian households and businesses are set to speed up the transition to renewables as energy prices soar and payback periods for solar and batteries shorten. (ABC News)
- The Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) report is a new voluntary initiative for eligible companies to present a snapshot of their climate-related commitments, progress and net emissions position. It presents this all in one place, using a standardised framework. (https://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au)
- Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council is going above and beyond the 3Rs (roads, rates and rubbish); seeking to connect local businesses to cheaper, cleaner renewables-based electricity.
- Corporations in the Asia-Pacific region are set to contract a record 7 GW of renewable capacity in 2022, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie. Solar accounts for 57% of the region’s contracted corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) to date. India, Australia and Taiwan account for 89% of overall capacity in the region. (PV Magazine)
- Australia’s Origin Energy is the target of an $18.4 billion (USD 11.3 billion) takeover bid by a consortium led by Canadian investment giant Brookfield Asset Management which plans to divide the business and invest another $20 billion by 2030 to support the gen-tailer’s transition to clean energy.
- A change to solar power regulations in South Australia, designed to prevent the electricity grid from overloading and causing potential power instability, has been delayed by more than six months. (ABC News)
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) is the Latitude Solar Farm at sunset just before moduling commenced.