Monthly News Roundup - September 2020

30 September 2020

Here is the Energy Next news round up for September 2020.


CSIRO signs up for 100 per cent solar power with Garnaut’s Zen Energy

Australia’s major scientific research organisation, the CSIRO, has turned to solar to power its operations in Victoria, NSW and the ACT, via a long term energy contract with the Ross Garnaut-led retailer Zen Energy.

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Coles signs 10-year PPA with CleanCo

From June 2022, Coles Group will source more than 90% of its Queensland (QLD) electricity requirements from QLD's state-owned clean energy company CleanCo through a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA). 

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Australia’s biggest renewable energy hub to deliver low-cost power for ACT

A $3 billion renewable energy hub in South Australia will begin construction within the next two years after French-based developer Neoen landed a contract for the first 100MW of wind capacity with the ACT government, with a record low price for Australia.

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'Renewable revolution': Queensland to put $500m into clean energy fund

The Queensland government has announced a $500m renewable energy fund – to build publicly-owned wind and solar projects – as a centrepiece of its post-pandemic economic recovery plan.

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The University of Sydney commits to 100% renewables

The University of Sydney has announced a commitment to new sustainability targets, including a pathway to net zero emissions. They plan to source 100% of the university’s electricity from renewable energy by 2025 (including 3 MW of on-site renewable generation), and achieving net zero emissions from Scope 1 and 2 sources by 2030. 

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