No mention of industry in Australia’s biggest ever tender for renewable power

By Peter Roberts The federal government has accelerated the roll out of renewable power generation and storage with the country’s biggest ever tender. But despite Canberra’s plans for a Future Made in Australia, there was no mention of a role for local industry in the announcement made this morning. The Federal and NSW climate change…

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Tritium ‘s rapid rise and collapse is over – goes in to administration

By Peter Roberts The once high flying electric vehicle charger manufacturer Tritium DCFC has succumbed to a litany of financial problems, with the appointment of voluntary administrators to its three Australian subsidiaries Tritium Pty Ltd, Tritium Holdings and Tritium Nominee. According to a brief statement to the US Securities and Excgange Commission – parent company…

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Investing in a renewable manufacturing industry is vital for Australia’s living standards (and climate)

By Greg Jericho Australia’s economy is less an advanced economy than it is a petrostate style simple economy. That needs to change The announcement that the government would respond to the USA’s Inflation Reduction Act with the “Future Made in Australia” policy was a long time coming but welcome all the same. But while critics…

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Iluka Resources orders equipment for Australia’s first rare earths refinery

By Peter Roberts Mining company Iluka Resources has awarded long lead procurement packages for key equipment for the company’s planned rare earths refinery at its Eneabba zircon mine in Western Australia – the first refinery for rare earths in Australia for the minerals used in high technology products. The company is procuring the roasting kiln,…

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First three RAN officers assigned to serve on Virginia N-submarines

Another step in the process of Australia acquiring, and eventually building, nuclear powered submarines has been taken with the first three Royal Australian Navy officers assigned to US Virginia class submarines based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The officers, ​Lieutenant Commander James Heydon, Lieutenant Commander Adam Klyne and Lieutenant William Hall, were assigned after graduating…

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