Australia’s consumer watchdog the ACCC has issued advice for consumers and businesses on their rights and obligations if events, flights or travel services are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), or if people wish to cancel their travel plans.

Energy and utilities companies across the world will accelerate investments in mobile technologies to empower their front-line workers in the field, according to new research which reveals that rapid adoption of rugged mobile devices and tablets is expected over the next five years.

Internet service provider Aussie Broadband has responded to the COVID-19 crisis with a range of measures for customers who have to work from home.

Optus has announced plans for supporting its customers to work remotely online due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus.

Despite a 52% rise in the sale of what are described as new energy vehicles (NEVs) in Europe in the final quarter of 2019, the number — 160,000 — means that NEVs only made up 4.4% of the 3.7 million cars that were sold in the quarter.

ACT-based electricity and gas distributor Evoenergy has received $2.05 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to trial the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in an online marketplace.

Power management company Eaton has opened a new Late-Point Definition Centre facility at Mascot in Sydney as part of a move to centralise its manufacturing operations in the ANZ region and to offer local customised solutions for its customers.

Final preparations are underway for the imminent launch of its scouting mission satellites by Kleos Space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Chennai, India.

Two researchers at the Australian National University have developed a new kind of solar cell that has a better efficiency record in converting sunlight into energy.

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