Renewables and energy news that crossed Meralli’s desk last week…
FCA Releases Consultation for Net Zero Plan for Agriculture and Land
The Farmers for Climate Action (FCA) has released a consultation on its new Net Zero Plan for Agriculture and Land, which aims to gather information on farmers’ emissions reduction efforts. The survey is conducted as the Federal Government initiates consultation on its net zero agriculture sector plan, with results to be presented to the Federal Agriculture Minister. (Australian Resources)
Farmers: have your say on the net zero sector plan for agriculture
Australia Joins Global GHG Group
Australia has joined an international working group to measure and verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across international gas supply chains. The group, including major gas producers and importers like Korea and Japan, emphasizes direct measurement for accurate and credible emission data from production to delivery. The diverse MMRV membership comprises countries such as Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (Observer), European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. You can read the full announcement by the Dept of Industry, Science and Resources here. (Energy Today)
$700M network upgrade for WA renewables
The Western Australian Government has announced that it will be investing more than $700 million (USD 455 million) in an upgrade to the state’s electricity network that is expected to support Western Australia in reaching its renewable energy goals. The State Government has said that upgrades to Western Australia’s electricity transmission network are essential to enable large-scale renewable energy generation to connect to the grid, for both domestic use and to facilitate new industries like renewable hydrogen. You can read the full WA Government announcement here. (Energy Magazine)
Our photo of the week (from the Meralli archives) was taken at the Dunblane Solar Farm, completed in 2018. Located in Barcaldine Queensland, Dunblane was our second project and the first after our official formation.
At 11MW Dunblane can power 3,533 homes* and has a CO2 offset off 14,614 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e).**
*Homes powered is based on an average Sydney household with 2.4 people who use 5,237 kWH per year)
** this is ‘tonnes of CO2 equivalent’ to the production of the same amount of energy via coal.