New Lithium Plant approved by McGowan Government

The Albemarle Lithium plant has been granted environmental approval from the McGowan Government, giving the go-ahead for a lithium manufacturing plant in the State’s South West. The Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, 17kms north east of Bunbury, will be home to the new plant, and will process spodumene ore concentrate, through five process trains, to produce…

Hydrogen Conference giving shape to a new energy sector

The State’s Renewable Hydrogen Conference attracted more than 300 national and international delegates, in the hope of a renewable hydrogen industry in WA. Meeting strong demand from competitive markets in Korea and Japan, WA is in prime position to shape the future for a new energy sector. The McGowan Government has established a Renewable Hydrogen…

EXPERT ANALYSIS: What Can Be Done To Reduce WA’s Power Price

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report this week highlighted windfall profiteering in the retail energy sector as a result of no contestable competition in the market. Recommendations made by the ACCC for the National Energy Market are not fully transferable into WA’s South West Interconnected System. The comparison being: The National Energy Market supplies…

No National Energy Guarantee for WA

The WA Government said the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will affect our State, with Energy Minister Ben Wyatt, warning the Commonwealth that WA’s unique position must be taken into consideration. The Council of Australia Governments (COAG) meeting hoped to set a national agreement on the new energy blueprint. Mr Wyatt explained WA has not…

Trump Claims Putin Would Have Preferred Hillary Clinton as President

United States President Donald Trump has claimed that Russian President Vladamir Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as president than himself. According to CBS News, Mr Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robertson that Russia would have benefitted from Mrs Clinton’s victory because it would weaken the military and increase…

South Australia to have World’s Largest Lithium Ion Battery

The South Australian State Government has reached a deal with Tesla and Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm to install the world’s largest lithium ion battery in the wind farm. The announcement came from South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, who on Friday announced the deal and confirmed Tesla boss Elon Musk’s pledge to have it delivered within…

Government Engages Industry To Boost Local Jobs

The State Government kicks off a range of industry engagement consortiums to boost tourism activities, hoping to creating more local jobs. The consortium will allow industry key stakeholders to provide valuable feedback on the Labor Government’s election promises, resulting better outcomes and decision makings. Industries such as tourism, defence, agribusiness, international education, manufacturing, aquaculture, creative…

Muja AB a scandal – Labor

The state opposition has dropped a bombshell today, claiming taxpayers will have to pay 250 million dollars for the Muja AB power plant refurbishment. Back in May 2009, Premier Colin Barnett has promised the public the taxpayer won’t have to have pay a cent. “Can I stress that 100 million will be private sector investment,…