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Past articles by Giles:

Date set for Australia’s first offshore wind auction as ports prepare for massive turbines

First offshore wind auctions in Australia to be held in 2025 as country prepares ports for massive turbines that will help replace last of coal power plants. → Read More

“Glimpse of the future:” South Australia peaked at 91.5 pct wind and solar when links were down

South Australia reached an “extraordinary” 91.5 pct wind and solar even when its main transmission links were down, in what AEMO says is a “glimpse of the future.” → Read More

Italian energy giant gets approval for “very first” solar and battery hybrid in Australia

Italian energy group says it has secured the “very first” approval for a solar farm and battery storage project to be connected at the same point in Australia. → Read More

South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days

South Australia posts a remarkable and world-first run of net 100 per cent wind and solar for more than 10 days, or 249 hours. → Read More

Australian grid operator maps path to 100% renewables

From 2025, the entire country is expected to run on 100% clean electricity for hours then days at a time, raising new engineering challenges → Read More

Rooftop solar switched off in South Australia, as state isolated after storm damage to network

Rooftop solar PV switched off in South Australia after state cut off from rest of grid because of storm damage to transmission towers. → Read More

"Remarkable:" Volvo to sell electric only cars in Australia by 2026

Volvo Australia says it will sell electric only cars from 2026, four years ahead of the target set by its parent company. → Read More

Neoen to use wind and big battery in “first of its kind” baseload renewables contract with BHP

Neoen signs landmark, and first of its kind, baseload contract with BHP to supply Olympic Dam mine with 24/7 power from wind and battery storage. → Read More

Wind and solar smash production records, but old fossils keep energy prices high

Wind and solar smash production records in September quarter, emissions fall but prices soar thanks to cost of fossil gas and coal. → Read More

World’s biggest offshore wind company enters Australia with big project plans

World’s biggest offshore wind developer plans major investment in Australia, starting in Gippsland, as well as onshore renewables and “Power-to-X.” → Read More

Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers three quarters of Victoria’s demand for first time

Wind energy sets new record share of 75 per cent of demand in the state of Victoria. → Read More

Biggest charging stations in Australia

NSW co-funds another 86 fast and ultra fast charging stations, some with up to 15 charging bays. → Read More

South Australia set to be first big grid to run on 100% renewables

South Australia's gigawatt-scale electricity network is within touching distance of phasing out fossil fuel backup → Read More

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola to invest $A4.4 billion in Australian energy transition

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola says it plans to spend up to $4.4 billion on Australia renewable and storage developments, and green hydrogen. → Read More

Norway oil giant buys into 6GW of Australian floating offshore wind projects

Norway oil giant Equinor buys into three offshore wind projects in NSW with a potential combined capacity of 6GW. → Read More

US investment giant BlackRock in $1 billion big battery play in Australia

US investment giant BlackRock plans to invest at least $1 billion in big battery projects in Australia after buying out Melbourne-based developer Akaysha. → Read More

Danish group unveils second 3GW offshore wind project in WA, with 385 metre turbines

Copenhagen Energy unveils second massive 3GW offshore wind project off the coast of Western Australia, with turbines up to 385m high. → Read More

Genex Power buys massive 2GW battery storage plus solar project in Queensland

Takeover target Genex has announced the purchase of a massive 2GW battery storage and solar project in Queensland. → Read More

First CATL batteries installed in WA’s biggest utility scale storage project

The first batteries in WA’s biggest storage installation to date installed, using CATL technology. → Read More

Huge 1,000MWh battery at site of closed coal plant gets NSW planning approval

A huge 1000MWh battery proposed for site of former coal fired power station near Lithgow gets NSW planning approval. → Read More