Articles by Joshua Hill

City of Sydney pledges to source 100% renewables in 2020

In a major upgrade from its previous 50% by 2030 renewable energy target, the City of Sydney has committed to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewables, starting next year.

Idaho Power sets record low solar price in shift to 100% renewables

Idaho utility commits to supply 100% clean energy by 2045, starting with deal to buy 120MW from future solar project for US2.175¢/kWh – a potentially record-low cost in the US.

Bank Australia commits to 100% renewables, calls on business to lead transition

Bank Australia becomes second Australian company to sign up for 100 per cent renewable energy initiative, and calls on other business to lead transition.

Ausgrid and Reposit unveil 1MW virtual power plant in NSW

Ausgrid and Reposit Power launch pilot 1MW virtual power plant linking the rooftop solar and battery storage of 233 customers across 170 NSW suburbs.

World’s largest micro-grid to be built in Republic of Palau by Engie

Palau to add 35MW of solar and 45MWh of storage to help transform its diesel dependent grid.

Sony commits to source 100% of electricity from renewables

One of the world’s largest electronics and entertainment companies commits to securing 100% of electricity for business from renewables by 2040, with interim goal of 30% by 2030.

US oil giant Exxon looks to renewable energy in Texas

One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies reportedly seeking PPA for at least 100MW of renewable energy, potentially more than 250MW.

Apple, Etsy, Swiss Re partner to develop 290MW of wind, solar

Each company has committed to sourcing 100% of their electricity needs for their global operations from renewable energy.

Facebook Oregon data centre to be powered by 437MW of solar

Internet giant inks deal with western US electric company Pacific Power to build more than 400MW of new solar capacity in Oregon to power Facebook’s Prineville Data Centre.

Apple launches new $300m clean energy fund in China

Apple creates “first-of-its-kind” investment fund, tapping greater purchasing power to expand the clean energy options available to its smaller Chinese suppliers.