Energy Microgrid Delivers Improved Energy System to Onslow

A mixture of traditional energy sources, solar panels and battery storage will fuel an energy microgrid to power a town in WA’s north. The Onslow Renewable Energy Pilot, representing Stage Two its microgrid project, providing locals with low-cost solar and battery storage systems in the town. The State Government launched the pilot on Thursday in…

Funding for Carnegie Clean Energy terminated

By Vesh Arumugam The State Government has terminated its Financial Assistance Agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy to deliver the Albany wave energy technology development project, following an assessment of the company’s financial capability to deliver the project. It is said that an unexpected proposal to change Federal Government’s Research and Development tax incentive scheme contributed…

Water Corporation reducing site power use through renewable energies

The Water Corporation is working to reduce its energy footprint, by installing solar rooftop systems and biogas generators to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Committed to exploring and adopting new technology to reduce its emissions, over the next few months nine Water Corp offices, workshops and depots will be fitted with solar energy panels, in…

ANALYSIS: Is It Time To For WA Government To Lower Power Bills?

ANALYSIS BY: Elson Goh, Curtin University instructor and certified financial planner. We have all heard the good news that WA may be returning to budget surplus sooner than expected. This news is further enhanced by the announcement that the government will be spending some of the money on keeping power bills low. It has been established…

Power & Water Bills To Go Up Again

Pressure for households to pay their utility bills is set to worsen as electricity and water prices are expected to increase in the State budget’s forward estimates. This comes after the Labor Government’s recent utilities of 10.9%. There is an 8.8% gap between what consumers are paying and the cost to the state in generating…

Karl O’Callaghan Farewelled In Ceremonial March

Outgoing WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan was farewelled at a ceremonial march today, to celebrate his 44-year policing career before he officially retires on Tuesday. Police Minister Michelle Roberts was joined by other State dignitaries, including WA Deputy Liberal Leader Liza Harvey to formally address him as he concludes his 13-year tenure as Commissioner. Dr…

Two Tourists Dead, More Injured in Egypt Stabbing

A stabbing at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort has resulted in two German tourists being killed and four other foreigners injured. The attacker was detained by hotel security and members of the public until the police were able to arrive at the scene. The security manager at El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdelaziz commented on…

WA Locks In Lithium Joint Venture Investment

After South Australia struck a historic deal with energy entrepreneur Elon Musk, WA is set to follow the neighbour’s footsteps by announcing the lithium joint venture investment. Chilean company Sociedad Química Minera De Chile (SQM) and Kidman Resources has reached a landmark agreement to build a 50:50 joint lithium project in Mount Holland. As a…

Four Uranium Mining Project Gets Green Light Despite Government Ban

Environmentalists and Aboriginal activists gathered at the steps of Parliament on Thursday to protest against the upcoming uranium mining projects approved by the previous government. Despite the Labor Government honoured its promise of banning uranium mining, four projects that were approved by the former Barnett Government will be going ahead despite the change. Anti Uranium…

Finkel Recommendations Will Push Up Power Bills By 20 Percent

A 20 percent price hike on electricity is set to take place if the Turnbull government decides to adopt recommendations from the latest Finkel report. Prices are expected to surge from 26 cents to 46 cents per kilowatt, if the clean energy target, set out by the report is implemented. The recommendations outlined in the…