Record year for renewables powers energy sector

2018 was a record year for new large scale renewable energy generation plants built in Australia, according to new figures from the Clean Energy Regulator. The regulator’s December Large Scale Renewable Energy target (LRET) market highlights, reported that large scale photo voltaic projects were the major contributor to accredited national capacity which has reached 3.3…

Labor sets aside $1 billion to create hydrogen industry

A Shorten government would provide $1 billion in funding to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation should it be elected in the 2019 election to kick start large-scale hydrogen energy exports. A day after promising to reform Australian industry participation in major projects, opposition leader Shorten promised to double the CEFC’s capital to $10 billion. One…

Automated kitchen manufacture close to reality

Mystery surrounds a major new force in the cabinet making industry, with photographs revealed of a massive ‘almost fully automated kitchen manufacturing facility approaching completion’. Well known machinery and automation CEO Gavin Dunwoodie, of Products for Industry group, posted the photograph above of the facility which had finishing touches completed over the New Year. Dunwoodie…

Treasury Wines Estates sends COO packing

Treasury Estates Wines (ASX: TEW) the maker of Australia’s most prestigious wines has announced the sudden departure of its chief operating officer for unspecified ‘breaches’ of company policies. The company, which makes Grange hermitage, Wolf Blass, Lindeman’s and Rosemount wines announced yesterday that Robert Foyle had ‘left the company’. This was “…effective immediately, due to…

SubaScope digital microscope outperforms imports

Sydney’s Suba Enginerering is poised to launch an upgrade to its successful SubaScope digital microscope used for inspection in electronics manufacturing. The company, which launched its first locally engineered and made microscope in September, has added new features and retained the same low cost that has seen it sell more than 200 systems in only…