The South Australian government has announced its plan to spend $500 million on a new gas-fired power plant and battery storage system, in an effort to stabilise the state’s energy supply.
Tiny metallic-gold particles are being used to convert sunlight into fuel, in a technology developed in SA to store solar energy as an alternative to battery storage.
A raft of South Australian companies are taking their sustainable water cleaning technologies and selling them to the world.
South Australia has suffered another major blackout overnight, with 200,000 homes and businesses losing power. It has been referred to as another example of the state’s “energy crisis”.
Based on an analysis from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the sudden loss of half of South Australia’s wind power was the main contributing factor to the state-wide blackout that occurred last month.
Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night, but some areas could be offline for days, as the storm damaged essential infrastructure.
More needs to be done to protect Australian industry from events such as the severe storms that have lashed South Australia over the past few days, according to the Future Business Council.
As steelmaker Arrium faces possible closure, some South Australian residents argue against a government bailout. The steelworks warned it would mothball the Whyalla operations if it is unable to alter its troubled financial situation following the release of their $236 million half yearly loss. On Monday, Arrium rejected a $AUD1 billion recapitalisation plan from American … Continue reading Arrium steelworks face collapse as government help evaporates
Former federal MP Greg Combet has quit his role as chair of the South Australian Automotive Transformation Taskforce after two-and-a-half years to work as a defence industry lobbyist.
Boutique manufacturers Astir Frames, Bouwmeester Composites and Finch Composites are taking advantage of South Australia’s strong manufacturing history and access to university testing facilities to gain a foothold in the potentially lucrative cycling market.