When it comes to managing waste, NSW is in trouble

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NSW waste management in trouble. I am writing (again) about where New South Wales is going wrong in matters concerning waste and the circular economy. I decided to write four short articles to go through the issues in detail. Yes, it takes more than one article. The first two articles deal with a short inventory […]

Green trains on their way to power one of the world’s most abundant mining regions

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Green trains on their way. A global mining organisation and an Australian rail operator will attempt to build greener freight solutions to service one of the most resource-rich regions in the world. Australian rail company Aurizon has partnered with British mining giant Anglo American to replace diesel trains with hydrogen in the North West Minerals […]

Biomass and baseload power: The reality of turning the electricity grid green

Biomass and baseload power

If ageing coal-fired and gas power stations are the ugly stepsisters of the electricity world, most renewables are the carriage that turns into a pumpkin after midnight (or as the sun goes down). We need more than hope and magic dust as we transition away from traditional fossil fuel generators to a new energy economy. […]

The post 2025 energy market must plan for a grid without coal

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Are we ready for a power grid without coal? Australia’s electricity grid still relies on coal-fired generation. But with coal plants retiring and more renewables coming into the mix, that needs to change. Liddell power station is closing in 2023, and Yallourn in 2028. The way things are going we should expect others to close […]

The Biden Administration’s Prioritisation of Hydrogen

Prioritisation of Hydrogen

Prioritisation of Hydrogen President Joe Biden has made returning the United States to the forefront of the world’s effort to combat climate change a main priority in his first few months in office. Not only has he directed the US to rejoin the UN Paris Accords, he also hosted a virtual, global climate summit with […]

Five fast facts about Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

If you haven’t heard about hydrogen and fuel cells before, then listen up. These technologies are bursting on to the scene and have the potential to solve some of the biggest problems in energy ranging from commercial buildings to transportation. And, while most people are more familiar with solar, wind and battery power, keep your […]

African Cup of Nations 2023 provides hydrogen with a springboard to revolutionise the energy sector in the Ivory Coast, says iH2 founder

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One of football’s most prestigious tournaments, the African Cup of Nations, is providing an opportunity to showcase Africa’s hydrogen prowess and the innovative solutions that local companies have been developing. One such company is iH2, an Ivory Coast-based company which is seeking to use the reputable event to exhibit to the world the potential that […]

Germany reiterates support to UNIDO’s Global Hydrogen Partnership in Industry

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Within the framework of the 2021 Vienna Energy Forum (VEF), German Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Gerhard Kuentzle met with Tareq Emtairah, Director of the Department of Energy, and Petra Schwager, Chief of the Energy Technologies and Industrial Applications Division, to reiterate Germany’s support for UNIDO’s Global Hydrogen Partnership in Industry. Following last year’s signing of […]