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The Australian Government has approved a deed of licence to allow Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) to undertake resource exploration for the Star of the South, the country’s first offshore wind farm. The licence will allow the developer to undertake exploration in Commonwealth waters about eight to 13 kilometres off the Gippsland coast in Victoria, […]
Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the 2GW Star of the South, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence, according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The Department of the Environment and Energy confirmed […]
Atlas Professionals has established a renewables division in Australia to support the development of the country’s first offshore wind farm.
Friends of the Earth Australia is calling on Energy Minister Angus Taylor to support the country’s first offshore wind project, the proposed Star of the South in Victoria, as it has been detained by the federal Coalition government.
The Centre for Offshore Foundations Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia has completed several series of tests on suction buckets, said to have shown the potential for further cost savings for the foundation concept.
Australia’s Offshore Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), on behalf of the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S (CI III), have entered into a partnership regarding the continued development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the Star of the South.
Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) has requested a permit from the Australian Government to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of south-eastern Victoria, which would have up to 250 turbines and a capacity of at least 2GW.
The government of Australia’s state of Victoria has welcomed plans for the establishment of the country’s first offshore wind farm in Gippsland.
The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) today released a 2016 Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO) report, which highlights the importance of a long-term strategic plan to ensure a low-cost and reliable energy system in the future. The 2016 ESOO provides National Electricity Market (NEM) participants, investors, and policy-makers with a projected 10-year outlook to 2025-26 of […]
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the new Ministerial line-up at Parliament House today, with Josh Frydenberg now heading the expanded Environment and Energy portfolio. The new portfolio combines all the key energy policy areas, Turnbull said. These include energy security and domestic energy markets for which he has been previously responsible, in the current portfolio, renewable energy targets, […]
Australian Federal Government will include wind power in the new investment mandate of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), with a special focus on offshore wind energy, the national media reported. With this move, the country’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made a U-turn on the energy policy of his predecessor Tony Abbott, who had banned investment in new wind […]
Mauritius and Australia have signed an agreement on Assessing Wave Energy and Micro Grid in Mauritius. A study will be conducted by the Australian firm Carnegie Wave Energy Limited. To this effect, a funding proposal of about AUD 990,000 was endorsed for the project. The signatories were the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr […]
Australia is to look into offshore wind power said Environment Minister Greg Hunt earlier this week at Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in Shanghai. “We will try to facilitate offshore wind. There are some significant opportunities that are close to the electricity backbone and I think there are likely to be some major international financing […]
Australian Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) committed new investments of close to A$500m in the past 12 months, taking its total commitments to invest over the two years since inception to more than A$1.4 billion. These projects and programs have catalysed a further A$2.2 billion in other investment. During its second full year of operation, the […]
Dr Katelijn Van Hende from the University College London in Australia has published a book on offshore wind in the European Union. In the book titled “Offshore Wind in the European Union. Towards Integrated Management of our Marine Waters” Van Hende talks about the issues behind the planning, permitting and licensing of offshore wind farms and grid […]
Confirmation today that the Australian Federal Government will remove the legislated reviews of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) should clear the way for a deal to be done and return much-needed investment confidence to the Australian renewable energy sector, the Clean Energy Council said. Namely, the Federal Government and Labor have agreed to cut the […]
GreenWAVE wave energy device, developed by Oceanlinx, is still in water approximately one kilometre off Carrickalinga Beach in the Encounter Marine Park, South Australia, Victor Harbor Times writes. A year ago, the structure got stranded in Yankalilla Bay after difficulties arose while it was being towed from Port Adelaide to Port MacDonnell, where it was to be situated as a […]
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited’s (CWE) third and final CETO 5 wave energy unit has been successfully installed and is operating at its Perth Wave Energy Project site off Garden Island, Western Australia. The third CETO 5 unit was installed successfully at the project site last Saturday and has since been operating alongside the two other […]
The steel structures that make up the bioWAVE 250kW pilot unit have been fabricated and are currently undergoing machining, painting, and assembly. The complete bioWAVE, with integrated O-Drive, will undergo onshore tests and commissioning in the coming months, before being transported to the ocean site near Port Fairy in Victoria, Australia, for deployment. The 250kW bioWAVE pilot […]
The King and Queen of Norway embarked on their first official visit to Australia on Monday, 23rd February, in Canberra. On Friday, 27th February, the last day of the visit, Their Majesties will be present at a mini-seminar in Perth, Western Australia, devoted to maritime and offshore related research and business. The royal visit from Norway […]
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has reached financial close on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s (CEFC) five-year, $20 million loan facility which will partly fund the CETO 6 Project off Garden Island, Western Australia. The CEFC facility will be used to part fund the construction of the project and will reduce the amount of equity Carnegie would otherwise […]
Along with the news about the successful installation of its second CETO 5 wave energy unit off the coast of Perth, Western Australia, Carnegie Wave Energy has also announced that the third and final CETO 5 unit has been moved to the Australian Maritime Complex (AMC) in Henderson for final fit out ahead of its […]
The second of Carnegie Wave Energy’s (CWE) CETO 5 units has been installed at its Perth Wave Energy Project site off Garden Island, Western Australia. The unit has been operational for a little over a week now. The sea state conditions experienced during the initial operational period have included waves up to 3.5m in height. […]
France and Australia move in opposite directions with renewable energy policies, says GlobalData analyst. While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy Act, which established the carbon pricing mechanism, according to an analyst with […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Technologies Competition. Carnegie announced in May 2014 that it had been selected as a semi-finalist from 228 entries. It has now been informed that it has been selected as one of 3 finalists in the Energy Technologies Award […]
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $770,000 funding for Swinburne University of Technology to develop modelling on the performance of wave energy farms. The wave energy industry is emerging world-wide and there are few multiple device installations operating today. Predicting the best way to arrange future projects will help to better understand how different technologies […]