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The Latest News on Energy Transition 23.10.2023

By Hannah Watkinson posted 23-10-2023 01:22 PM


Energy transition news is here for October with plenty of energy articles and reports for you. From solar to electric vehicles to the renewable energy grid in general, there is a lot of news about Australia's renewable journey and different aspects of how the country is handling the energy transition.  


Australian institutes spearhead global efforts in clean energy innovation  

This CSIRO article explains how six of Australia's leading research institutions are working with international researchers to create innovation and address challenges in clean energy production and storage.  

Australian Hydrogen gets a Headstart - ARENA opened applications for the $2 billion program

This article explains how on behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has opened applications for the $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart program. This program is designed to assist Australia in becoming a global hydrogen leader. 


‘Get your candles’: energy experts are ‘terrified’ about this summer 
 Read this article if you want to know more about the likelihood of blackouts in Australia over summer due to our current power system and how we navigate energy transition.  


JET Charge’s new business model to simplify EV charging for fleets 

Read this if you would like to know more about how electric vehicle charging is being made more accessible with a subscription-based business model to install and maintain electric vehicle charging infrastructure.  


Clean Energy Council Power Playbook:  45 recommendations to ensure Australia gets back on track for 82 per cent renewables by 2030, and achieve its ambition of becoming a renewable energy superpower 

This article goes into the 45 recommendations the Clean Energy Council have made as part of a strategic package to the Federal Government in order to ensure Australia meets its 82% renewable target by 2030.  


Solar switch-off a must for all states, says AEMO, to control “seven Erarings” of rooftop PV 

Read this to learn why AEMO’s chief says that there needs to be an emergency solar switch off across all states as Australian households and businesses have installed an estimated 3.5 million solar systems.  


Cannon-Brookes backs power engineers aiming to solve renewables grid connection log-jam 

Read this to see why Mike Cannon-Brookes has backed an Australian software start-up that aims to one of the key barriers to Australia's transition to renewables.  


Why iron flow batteries could fill the gap between lithium and pumped hydro 
Read this to see why Queensland Government owned Stanwell has secured a deal resulting in iron flow batteries filling the gap between lithium and pumped hydro.  


ACCC not satisfied authorisation of coordination between electricity industry participants is necessary 

This article discusses why the ACCC does not believe that it’s necessary for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and electricity industry participants in the National Electricity Market to share and coordinate information.  


Consumers urged to use and store lithium-ion batteries safely to prevent deadly fires 

 This article is a public service announcement from the ACCC who is warning consumers about rare but serious fire hazards from lithium-ion batteries and is asking consumers to choose, check, use and dispose of the batteries safely. 


We have wasted years trying to set standards for distributed energy resources 

Read this to understand the need for the National Electricity Rules (NER) to be updated to include the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) as the become a more important part of our energy system.  


Guarantee of Origin consultation and updated GO Scheme Emissions Calculator now live 

Read this to find about the Guarantee of Origin (GO) Scheme which will track and verify emissions associated with hydrogen, renewable electricity and potentially other clean energy products, underpinning market development and supporting trade. You can have your say on the GO package and download the latest calculator.  



The Clean Energy Generation: workforce needs for a net zero economy  

This report by jobs and skills Australia commissioned by the Australian Government is about a capacity study on the workforce needs for Australia’s transition to a clean energy economy. 



AER State of the energy market report - Better outcomes for Australia’s energy markets in 2023, but challenges remain 

This report is The Australian Energy Regulators (AER)’s latest state of the energy market report. It makes comparisons between 2022 and 2023 and discusses wholesale electricity and gas prices.  



AEMC releases final recommendations to support the integration of household energy devices into the grid 

This report is about The Australian Energy Market Commissions (AEMC) recommendation for reform for household energy devices as part of the 11 proposals put forward as part of an investigation on device compliance with technical standards for the national electricity market