There has been a significant increase in satellite networks operating in Australia, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which says it is witnessing rapid advances in Australian space activities.

Integrated solutions and managed services provider Konica Minolta has received further global recognition for its commitment to sustainability, with a listing for the fourth time and a third year in a row among the 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.

Two of Australia’s new space pioneers, Queensland rocket manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies, and South Australian nanosatellite manufacturer for the Internet of Things (IoT) Fleet Space Technologies, are joining forces to launch small satellites to orbit. 

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese is set to announce that the party will put in place some modest incentives that would help to push the take-up of electric vehicles in Australia, in the event that it wins the next election.

The current period of structural upheaval in Australia’s energy sector provides an opportunity for more affordable energy- and savings for consumers - and must not be wasted, according to Australia’s competition watchdog chief Rod Sims.

Australian lithium-ion battery manufacturer Energy Renaissance has announced that it will develop a defence-grade cybersecure Battery Management System (BMS) for its superStorage family of batteries that are to be manufactured in Tomago, NSW.

A comparison of the output of greenhouse gases by two vehicles — a Tesla Model 3 (electric) and a Toyota RAV4 (petrol) — by a team of academics at the University of Toronto has shown that the EV will generate 36 tons (32.6 tonnes) of such gases over the lifespan of a typical car — 200,000 miles (321,868 km) — while the RAV4 would output more than double that amount – 78 tons (70.8 tonnes).

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has committed $47 million to support Queensland pumped hydro plant operator Genex Power's Kidston Stage 2 Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) project.

Company News: The focus on digital health has become a global trend. The long-term benefits of technological adaptation in this space will most likely be a reduction in unnecessary use of health services, alleviating the burden on undermanned or under-resourced health providers, reduced costs and better, more efficient patient care.

Epson and its subsidiary Epson X Investment Corporation "will subscribe in the third-party allocation of sales for GITAI Inc., a startup company developing general-purpose space robots, and invest in the company through their EP-GB Investment Limited Partnership."

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