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Rewired

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This week, SEA Electric’s Bill Gillespie joins us to share exciting developments in the world of zero emissions heavy vehicles. Their trucks are now in operation across some of Australia’s biggest fleets, ferrying deliveries for Woolworths, IK
Australian solar pioneers have set a new efficiency benchmark with their next generation cells. From humble beginnings in a garage in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, solar startup SunDrive is on a rapid rise. In September, they announced that they
Fresh off the back of launching ARENA's new investment plan, CEO Darren Miller joins us to explain how renewables could soon shake up the heaviest of heavy industries. In our conversation he explains that investment decisions made today will b
Working on solar since the 1990s, Professor Renate Egan has helped to transform the way we consume energy, recently taking up the challenge to “electrify everything”. Professor Egan is living her vision, investing in a small solar system in 20
Cheap, abundant and variable wind and solar is shaking up the electricity market, forcing traders to rethink how energy is bought and sold. The Renewable Energy Hub, an offshoot of global carbon brokers Tradition, is taking up the challenge, c
Energy transformer Dr John Lasich has helped to take solar from “witchcraft or alchemy” into the cheapest form of energy generation in history. The RayGen founder joined Rewired to discuss how an idea he developed in his shed has attracted $42
Green hydrogen offers a renewable alternative to natural gas, but is it a viable energy source for our homes? With 15 years in the energy industry and a background as a chemical engineer, AGIG’s Head of Strategy and Innovation Kristin Raman is
ARENA’s podcast Rewired is back for its biggest season yet. This season, we will introduce you to some of the people transforming Australia’s energy landscape that you might not have heard from before. From startup founders disrupting traditi
Could cheap, plentiful supplies of renewable energy give Australian manufacturers an edge? Around the world, industrial energy users are embracing renewable energy. Global giants IKEA, Lego, Apple and Coca Cola are amongst hundreds of companie
One of Australia’s oldest and most prolific methods of generating energy is poised to transform the electricity network - again. In this episode of ReWired we take a deep dive into one of the oldest energy storage technologies - pumped hydro.
Is it possible for wind and solar to supply reliable, dependable electricity day or night, regardless of the weather? One of the biggest criticisms of renewable energy has been the simple fact that the output of wind and solar farms can vary d
Could the most common element in the universe be the key to a future powered by renewables? In this episode of ReWired, we explore how renewable hydrogen could be poised for its moment in the sun. While the potential of hydrogen has been unde
Electric vehicles are finally breaking into the mainstream, but is Australia’s electricity network ready for them? Australia’s EV journey has started slowly. But with more models available than ever before and fast charging networks under cons
We are pleased to bring you the third season of ARENA's podcast, ReWired: Solving the Energy Puzzle. We begin inside a net zero emissions home overflowing with renewable energy technology. Hear what inspired the owners to reimagine the modern
As we enter a new decade, ARENA is launching season three of our podcast ReWired. Together we will look at the different pieces of Australia’s energy puzzle, and learn how they might come together in a future powered by renewables.  Over six e
Isolated from mainland Tasmania and at the mercy of the elements, the residents of Flinders Island have always prided themselves on their self-reliance. We take a trip across the Bass Strait as Hydro Tasmania's new Hybrid Energy Hub kicks in t
How many times would people tell you 'no' before you believed you couldn't? For Telstra Energy's Nada Kalam, the first time someone told her that 'girls can't do engineering' was in high school - and it's lit a fire under her ever since. In th
Virtual power plants and digital energy marketplaces. These are the intangible, unseen elements of the energy revolution yet they're central to Bruce Thompson's working life. But 20 years ago, Thompson was just a keen-eyed engineering student
In 2016, Katerina Kimmorley was working in India with her solar energy social enterprise, Pollinate Energy, bringing real, tangible change to the lives of thousands of people living without electricity in India's urban slums. So what brought h
Sometimes, life doesn't work out as you'd expect. Sometimes, what might seem like a failure is actually an opportunity for success. In this episode of The Innovators you'll meet two scientists whose own failed lab experiment led them to someth
In the first episode of our new series of ReWired: The Innovators, Adam Morton meets Dr Jemma Green - a former investment banker, entrepreneur and, most recently, interim mayor of the City of Perth. She's also co-founder of energy trading star
Australia is in the midst of an energy revolution and The Innovators wants to take you to the cutting edge of it. It's a place of hydrogen-producing solar paint, of virtual power plants and energy cryptocurrencies. It's a place of pure innova
Welcome to all the new listeners downloading ReWired since Apple Podcasts featured the show as New & Noteworthy.   If you've already heard the series please subscribe to get new episodes in the future, and leave a review on iTunes.   If you
Perched on twin hills about two hours north of Perth and built on the remains of prehistoric beach are two renewable energy farms - one established and the other underway. The Emu Downs wind farm and soon to be solar farm next door have been a
Dubbo has a history of saying yes to new things. In the 1970s, after a nearby town turned down the offer of a new zoo (fearing escaped lions would kill livestock) Dubbo jumped at the chance. Decades on they’ve said yes again to two new large s
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