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  • Collie solar data centre proposal gets govt backing

    A proposal to build a “behind the grid” data centre – which it is claimed will be the first in Australia to be “powered primarily from renewable energy sources” – has received the backing of the Western Australian government.

  • ACCC hauls Amaysim’s energy arm to court

    Click Energy — the electricity retailing arm of ASX-listed telco Amaysim — faces Federal Court proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

  • Telstra backs 70MW Queensland solar farm

    Telstra is backing a $100 million Queensland solar farm, with the telco entering a long-term power purchase agreement with the operator of the yet-to-be-built facility, RES Australia.

  • GreenSync eyes global opportunities

    A recently closed $11.5 million funding round will help Australian company GreenSync take its software platform to the world, says the company’s founder Phil Blythe.

  • Data to drive innovation in Qld electricity sector

    Open data and the market-driven uptake of advanced meters will help foster innovation in the sunshine state's electricity sector under a 30-year strategy released today by the Queensland government.

  • Country Energy switches on managed print services

    NSW government-owned energy supplier, Country Energy, has entered into a managed print services contract with HP to reduce time spent by IT staff managing printers by as much as 95 per cent. Country Energy has 4525 staff and 169 offices across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. It has about 800,000 customers. Alan Montgomery, group manager for business services at Country Energy, said back in 2007 about 31 IT staff serviced some 800 printers at the utility.

  • Vic Gov investigates wave energy

    The Victorian Government plans to run an up-to three year study to determine whether wave generated electricity is a viable alternative to the use of fossil fuels for the State’s energy needs.

  • CSIRO opens Renewable Energy Integration Facility

    The CSIRO has launched a new research centre aimed at helping transform Australian electricity networks and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The Renewable Energy Integration Facility based in Newcastle, NSW, will develop grid management technologies that will allow greater penetration of renewable, low-emission energy resources into electricity networks.