Updates: New South Wales

News and announcements on the renewable energy market, government policy and planning, funding, community engagement, social licence and transmission.

Milestone to pave way for Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone

Congratulations to Energy Minister Penny Sharpe and EnergyCo on the recent signing for the Deed of Intention with ACEREZ as Network Operator for the first Renewable Energy Zone in the state. This significant milestone for the NSW energy transition and the confirmed increased capacity to 6GW by 2038 paves the way for the

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NSW project pipeline continues to grow

Across the NSW landscape the pipeline for renewable projects continues to surge, solar and wind projects rising above 40 GW of projects in planning. Twelve projects have been approved over the past six months in NSW, including a total 1500MW wind and 1790MW battery storage. Included in the total 675

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Net zero climate targets legislated in NSW

Congratulations to Minister Penny Sharpe and the NSW Government in legislating greenhouse gas emissions targets in NSW – 50% by 2030, 70% by 2035 and net zero by 2050. In addition, NSW has committed to establish an independent Net Zero Commission. The Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Act 2023 representes

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Draft NSW planning guidelines causing concern for investors

The recent draft Energy Policy Framework for planning assessments of renewables projects has caused a major stir in industry and government circles alike. Arguably largely at odds with acceleration plans for the state’s energy transition, some of the most impactful changes include: There is an opportunity to provide feedback by

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Green light for NSW capacity projects to address Eraring closure

Three battery storage projects and three Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) have been announced winners in the Federal-backed NSW Firming Tender. Observations: The results suggest the scope is flexible to accommodate valuable capacity if it is fast-to-market and in the right location. Stride also finds projects accelerate by participating in these

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Luke Osborne talks all things renewables on Energy Insiders Podcast

Listen to the latest Energy Insiders podcast from RenewEconomy with Stride’s Director Luke Osborne, where he discusses large agri-solar developments like Blind Creek Solar Farm, social licence and meaningful community engagement, transmission, flexible industry response to a changing energy market, living on a sixth-generation farm that hosts wind power plus

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Congratulations to Labor on NSW win

NSW has a new Labor government, with Chris Minns, Labor leader, and his party winning in a decisive victory this weekend. In summary, it was a decisive victory to the Labor Government, and presents them with a strong mandate for their key priorities in education and the public sector but

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