6 10, 2022

What Are Biofuels and How Can They Be Used?

By |2022-10-06T12:32:19+00:00October 6, 2022|Greenhouse Gases, Renewables|Comments Off on What Are Biofuels and How Can They Be Used?

Biofuels are fuels produced from organic materials or biomass. They are often promoted as a lower-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Most biofuels today are used for transportation, as they can replace fuel in cars, trucks, aviation and shipping. Using biofuel in the automotive industry is nothing new. Many early vehicles in the United States were powered by corn-based ethanol. Rudolph Diesel even used peanut oil to test his first engine. Biofuels can be made from any biological material, though plant materials and animal waste are most commonly [...]

29 09, 2022

The Role of Hydrogen Energy in a Net Zero World

By |2022-09-29T15:55:05+00:00September 29, 2022|Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Renewables|Comments Off on The Role of Hydrogen Energy in a Net Zero World

Hydrogen, like electricity, is an energy carrier "used to store, move, and deliver energy produced from other sources." With the global transition to net zero emissions by 2050 and aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C, hydrogen energy plays a crucial role. Hydrogen's unique properties complement other decarbonisation technologies, such as renewable power or energy efficiency improvements. Green hydrogen – produced using renewable sources – is also the only solution for "long-term, scalable, and cost-effective" deep decarbonisation in industrial sectors. [...]

21 09, 2022

How Green Hydrogen Can Fuel Australia’s Future (Video)

By |2022-11-17T20:21:43+00:00September 21, 2022|Renewables|Comments Off on How Green Hydrogen Can Fuel Australia’s Future (Video)

Watch this video to find out how Australia uses hydrogen as a fuel and why green hydrogen could be the fuel of the future. As the world races to net zero, experts acclaim hydrogen as a fuel as a sustainable, reliable source of the future. Hydrogen produced by renewable energy, known as 'green' or 'clean' hydrogen, is a zero-emissions solution for difficult-to-decarbonise sectors, such as industry and transport. Hydrogen is also the solution to harmonise the variability of [...]

23 03, 2022

Overview of Solar Panels in Australia

By |2022-07-25T11:47:04+00:00March 23, 2022|Solar Energy|Comments Off on Overview of Solar Panels in Australia

Australia may be known worldwide as a large coal exporter. However, the country is now the world leader in installed solar photovoltaic capacity per capita. This means that Australia can generate more electricity from solar power per person than anywhere else in the world. This is due to the large number of Australian homes with solar panels on their roofs. What is a solar PV system? Solar photovoltaic (PV) is a technology that converts sunlight into electricity. Specifically, this is [...]

21 01, 2022

What Is Solar Energy and Its Uses?

By |2022-07-25T11:40:06+00:00January 21, 2022|Renewables, Solar Energy|Comments Off on What Is Solar Energy and Its Uses?

The heat and light of the sun create solar energy. Solar energy is the most abundant renewable energy source available, and there are different ways to harness it. The most common one is through photovoltaic panels, also known as solar PV. This technology converts sunlight directly into electricity, and it is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies worldwide. In 2010, the total solar PV capacity installed was 40,334 megawatts globally. However, this has grown significantly throughout the past decade. [...]

14 01, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Renewable Energy

By |2022-07-25T11:38:52+00:00January 14, 2022|Renewables|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Renewable Energy

The world needs to slow down rapid climate change. Therefore, renewable energy is more important than ever before. As a low-carbon alternative, it will play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. What is renewable energy? Renewable energy comes from natural sources that are constantly replaced and do not run out. These sources are very low in CO2e emissions compared to the burning of fossil fuels, which currently dominate the energy mix in most countries worldwide. [...]

23 12, 2021

What Is Biomass Used For?

By |2022-07-25T11:30:15+00:00December 23, 2021|Renewables|Comments Off on What Is Biomass Used For?

Biomass is essentially organic matter, and the energy generated by burning it is called bioenergy. It can come in a variety of forms including: Wood and wood-processing waste, such as chips, lumber and sawdust Waste matter from agriculture e.g. corn, soybeans, sugar cane, woody plants, algae and food processing residue Household, animal or industrial waste Wood pellets, when electricity is created by biomass What are the uses of biomass? People have used wood, animal dung and other organic matter for [...]

22 12, 2021

How Much of Australia’s Electricity Comes From Wind Energy?

By |2022-07-25T20:33:57+00:00December 22, 2021|Renewables, Wind Energy|Comments Off on How Much of Australia’s Electricity Comes From Wind Energy?

Over one-quarter of Australia’s electricity is generated by clean, renewable energy. 35 per cent of this comes from wind energy. Wind energy is now Australia’s big growth industry. In the last decade, it has become even more important to the country’s energy mix than coal and gas power. If large-scale wind and solar power development continues at the current rate, renewable energy could meet all of Australia's homeowners' needs at certain times of the day by 2025. This was a [...]

8 11, 2021

What Are the Key Disadvantages to Solar Power?

By |2022-07-25T11:27:48+00:00November 8, 2021|Renewables|Comments Off on What Are the Key Disadvantages to Solar Power?

In 90 minutes, the sun offers us enough light for the entire world’s energy consumption for a year. The power of sunlight should not be underestimated. Yet, countries only started seriously investing in solar power to generate electricity a decade ago. Australia's households and solar panels In Australia, more than a quarter of households now have solar panels installed on their roofs. The country has gone from being a laggard to a climate leader, says the New York Times. Even as the [...]

20 08, 2021

What Are the Best Energy Solutions for Australia?

By |2022-07-25T10:38:11+00:00August 20, 2021|Renewables|Comments Off on What Are the Best Energy Solutions for Australia?

Since 2020, two former Origin Energy executives, Tony Wood and Andrew Stock, have spoken out against the Australian government’s “gas-led recovery” plan. Both argue that more natural gas projects will not reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, nor will they increase profits. Instead, Australia should turn to renewable energy solutions, according to them. In fact, even the government’s own predictions show that fossil fuels are a bad long-term investment. That is because other countries have implemented net-zero emissions targets. As a [...]