Forrest joins consortium to buy Windlab for $68m

Andrew Forrest has added to his diverse business portfolio, purchasing global renewable energy development company Windlab in a consortium with Sydney-based Federation Asset Management.

Cash for Yara hydrogen study

Yara Pilbara and Engie have received a $1 million boost for a planned renewable hydrogen project from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, but Western Australia will not be involved in the establishment of a new Australian Hydrogen Centre.

Crunch time on climate

SPECIAL REPORT: Bushfires on Australia’s east coast will put pressure on emissions policy at a time when decisions are being made on major projects needed to boost the economy in the west.

$241m saving for gas users

Domestic gas users will benefit by as much as $241 million over five years under Australian Gas Infrastructure Group’s latest pricing proposal for the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.

Abu Dhabi investor backs WA waste project

A global investment company based in the Middle East has become the fourth equity investor in a $511 million waste-to-energy project that commenced construction at Rockingham this month.

Waste projects shift the dial

Western Australia is leading the country in the adoption of waste-to-energy projects, with $1.2 billion being invested in two path-breaking facilities under construction.

Perth business wins Esperance electricity contract

Contract Power Group plans to build a new power station at Esperance after Horizon Power awarded the Perth company a 20-year power purchase agreement for the supply of electricity to the town.

Seven hydrogen projects secure study funds

Kununurra and Mandurah could be hubs for renewable hydrogen production, while the gas could be blended with natural gas already supplied through the state’s main transmission pipeline, as part of a series of projects revealed today.

Australia becomes world’s largest LNG exporter

Australia has edged out Qatar to become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on an annualised basis, according to national consultancy Energy Quest.

$511m waste project to proceed

Construction of Western Australia’s second large scale waste-to-energy project will begin this month near Rockingham after the development consortium reached financial close just before Christmas.

Resolute and Aggreko sign agreement for Syama power plant

Resolute Mining has signed a power supply agreement with Aggreko, to assist in the development of its Mali-based Syama solar hybrid power plant.

Unfinished business in 2019 to energise leaders

An emerging battle for the future of WA’s energy industry and efforts to revive Perth’s street precincts have been among the defining themes of 2019.

Developments needed for domgas demand

Chevron and Newcrest have signed a supply deal for 16 petajoules of domestic gas until 2023, while a new analysis of the state’s gas market says the Scarborough and Browse developments are necessary to ensure sufficient supply.

Decmil hit by contract dispute

Shares in Decmil closed down 9 per cent today after the Perth-based contractor said it was facing a delay in payment of about $14 million owing from its work on the Sunraysia solar project in New South Wales.

WA alone in power price surge

Western Australia is the only Australian state expecting an increase in power prices during the next three years, according to new modelling out today, which could put pressure on the state government to introduce further competition to the electricity sector.

EPA revises greenhouse gas policy

The Environmental Protection Authority has released a new draft greenhouse gas emissions guideline, which substantially softens the initial draft guideline announced earlier this year.

GenusPlus adds to growth with EC&M acquisition

Privately-owned contractor GenusPlus Group has completed its fifth acquisition in the space of two years, confirming today it has bought EC&M out of administration with plans to retain a small group of key staff to help rebuild the business.

WA women take senior board roles

Five Western Australian women have been appointed to senior board positions, including Marion Fulker joining the Infrastructure Australia board and Samantha Tough chairing Horizon Power.

LNG trucking for Strandline power

Woodside Petroleum and power contractor EDL will team up for a 27-megawatt gas and renewable microgrid to be built at Strandline Resource’s Coburn mineral sands project, which will include trucked LNG.

$112m renewables project hits milestone

Mining company Gold Fields and energy producer EDL have completed the first stage of a renewable energy project that will eventually see wind and solar deliver half the power needs of the Agnew gold mine.

Pricing solution to solar pressure

Regulators will be considering moves to cut the amount thermal generators need to pay when the electricity market is oversupplied, as independent retailers warn they may soon need to charge customers for exporting solar energy into the grid.