The Federal Government has announced the expansion of Australia’s fast charging network for battery electric vehicles (EVs) by providing funding for new chargers across metropolitan and regional Australia to drive uptake of electrtic vehicles (EVs) and support consumer choice.
The Director of the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and Soil Science Professor Alexander McBratney has been appointed to the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) for a period of three years.
The Federal Government has appointed Katherine Vidgen to the board of the Clean Energy Regulator for a period of three years.
The Federal Government says it will provide $1.98 million to Solahart, a subsidiary of Rheem Australia, to partly fund a trial to test 2400 hot water systems in South Australia with a view to reduce the energy use for heating water at peak times.
The national body representing the electric vehicle industry in Australia, the Electric Vehicle Council, has issued a scathing critique of a Future Fuels discussion paper put out by the Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, describing it as “yet another flaccid, do-nothing document that will prevent Australians getting access to the world’s best electric vehicles.”
Australia exceeded its generation of renewable energy in 2020 by 11% compared to the previous year, according to figures from the Clean Energy Regulator.
Thirty-five thousand Australian premises are yet to be connected to the national broadband network, but Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has declared that the network is "built and fully operational".
A senior official from the Australian arm of Forcepoint, an American multinational security software developer, has welcomed the news that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will create a cyber security role in his cabinet when he carries out a reshuffle next month.
The Federal Government has announced a trial of charging technologies for electric vehicles that will be made available to households.
The Australian Government has released its Technology Industry Roadmap which it says is aimed at bringing a strategic and system-wide view to future investments in low emissions technologies.
The Australian Hydrogen Council has warned that Australia is at risk of “missing the boat” on the development of hydrogen as part of an emissions reduction strategy as the country moves towards a clean energy industry.
The Federal Government has agreed to the initial key support terms for two projects that, it is claimed, will help to bring down power prices.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is developing a roadmap to identify the role that the bioenergy sector can play in Australia’s energy transition, and in helping Australia meet its emission reduction obligations.
The Australian Government says upgrades to Western Victoria’s transmission network are a step closer, with the Australian Energy Market Operator’s latest report advising that up to 6000 megawatts of new renewables are expected to connect to the region’s transmission network by 2030.
Australian Government data stored by American companies which have been certified as Protected cloud providers is not subject to the US CLOUD Act, which allows Washington to obtain data stored overseas by American companies in the event that it is deemed to be needed by law enforcement authorities.
The Federal Government has awarded a developer of utility-scale energy storage facilities a sum of $6 million to build Australia's first compressed air energy storage project.
The Australian Government is providing $7.5 million to energy infrastructure company Jemena to support an Australian-first trial of a renewable hydrogen-powered electricity generation facility in Western Sydney.
A company known as Chargefox will be provided with $6 million to help it set up 21 ultra-rapid charging stations for electric vehicles along major driving routes from Brisbane to Adelaide, including around Sydney and Melbourne, and separately in Western Australia.
Australia is scheduled to begin a trial of its Govpass ID system in October, a mere two months down the line. Yet, nobody knows who will be the cloud host for the system after Vault Systems (which has recently rebranded itself as Vault) was unceremoniously yanked from the job.
ANALYSIS The Australian Government has left open the door for enforcement agencies to use specific cracks to gain access to encrypted communications on specific devices, given the language it has used in a draft of a new cyber law.
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