The University of Queensland builds its own solar farm

4 months ago — Deep Dive

In a world first, Australian university builds own solar farm to offset 100% of its electricity use Limiting global warming to well below 2℃ this century requires carbon emissions to...

Canberra becomes first Capital City to switch to 100% renewable energy

1 year ago — Quick Read

Australia’s national capital, Canberra, has been revealed as the first capital city in the world to purchase all its energy from renewable sources. Currently, seven large metropolitan districts in the...

Born to Engineer talks exotic locations with SMEC Chief Technical Principal Gavin Strid

2 years ago — Long Read

There are lots of reasons why people are drawn to Engineering – for Gavin Strid exotic locations such as Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and China were an opportunity that he couldn’t pass...

New carbon capture technique turns CO2 ‘back into coal’

2 years ago — Long Read

A team of Australia scientists have used a new technique to turn CO2 back into solid “coal”. The breakthrough method could potentially help remove existing greenhouse gas from our atmosphere....

Tesla wants to create a virtual power plant in Australia with 50k Powerwalls

2 years ago — Quick Read

Electric battery and car company Telsa is on track to deploy 50,000 Powerwalls across Australia. It has just kicked off the second phase of development by adding another 1,000 homes...

Hybrid fiberglass-concrete-steel technique produces harder, better, faster, stronger bridges

3 years ago — Quick Read

Civil engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia have developed a hybrid fibreglass-concrete-steel bridge technique which is three times stronger and three times lighter than existing methods.