Archived News for Engineering Professionals - October, 2021
Technology to stabilise South Australia’s energy grid has been successfully installed.
Costs obscured in zero plan
Energy Minister Angus Taylor has refused to detail the cost to taxpayers of the government’s 2050 climate plan.
Microbe carbon sinks coming
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has backed efforts to remove carbon from the atmosphere using microbes.
Cheap tech for cell studies
A new program could allow people to explore single cells in virtual reality for less than $10.
Treasury reveals green role
The federal Treasury says it had very little to do with the economic modelling behind Australia’s net zero by 2050 plan.
Sub decisions quizzed
Questions have been asked about American shipbuilding executives on an official government advisory panel.
Groundwater search improved
Australian experts have come up with a cost effective and quick way to find groundwater.
Hope reigns in zero plan
Australia’s net-zero emissions ‘plan’ pins its hopes to technologies that do not yet exist.
Woodside plans blue/green site
Woodside wants to build a giant hydrogen and ammonia production hub on government land south of Perth.
Call for more cable talks
An Aborignal group has called for more consultation on a multi-billion dollar cable plan.
Coalition limps to zero plan
The Coalition is doing its homework on the bus to school - slapping together an emissions pledge days before COP26.
Ley picks risks
Environment Minister Sussan Ley has approved three new coal mines, but is skeptical about a giant renewable project.
Lithium boost backed
The Federal Government has invested in a company that claims it can revolutionise lithium production.
NT approves Beetaloo digs
Empire Energy has secured full approval for more fracking in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin.
Military motives reviewed
Experts have looked at the drivers of the last 10,000 years of military technology development.
State reveals big train splash
The Queensland Government has announced its first big purchase for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.