Monthly News Roundup - August 2021

31 August 2021

Here is the Energy Next news round up for August 2021

Clean energy interest soars in NSW as states resist rules to prop up coal

A New South Wales plan for Australia’s largest renewable energy zone in the state’s New England region has been overwhelmed with investor interest, with registrations coming in at more than four times the available capacity, the state government says.

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Study finds green roofs make solar panels more efficient

A study conducted on a harbour-side rooftop in Sydney found that surrounding solar panels with plants and foliage resulted in greater efficiency

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NSW’s largest electricity user plans to go green, abandoning AGL’s coal

New South Wales’ largest electricity user, Tomago Aluminium, plans to switch to renewable energy after its contract with coal power-dominated AGL expires at the end of 2028.

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Two new solar farms commissioned in NSW Riverina

Amsterdam-based renewable energy firm Photon Energy has announced the commissioning of its first utility-scale solar power plants in Australia.

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NSW eyes treated wastewater as key source for green hydrogen

The NSW Government says cleaned water from the state’s wastewater treatment plants could be critical to realising its ambitions on green hydrogen.

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