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Australia, the magazine : Australia, the magazine
new energy 100 The population of Australia has been forecast to grow to 36 million by 2050. at's another 15 million people using iPods, air conditioners and at-screen TVs. In line with that, the demand for power is set to skyrocket. Small wonder nding sources of clean energy has become the new Holy Grail. Australia's Climate Institute estimates there are already AU$31 billion worth of projects underway. A number of factors are propelling investment. Climate change is one of the drivers, of course. ere is a growing and compelling case which says that future energy needs should not be solely met by the coal- red power generators which currently provide most of Australia's electricity. Australia has set about developing technologies to reduce carbon emissions, including working closely with the Chinese in areas such as post-combustion capture (PCC) of carbon dioxide (CO ) from coal - red power stations. e PCC process strips CO from the ue gases of emissions-intensive industrial plants such as power stations and steel and cement plants and prepares it for long-term geological storage. e CSIRO, Australia's leading scienti c research organisation, has partnered with the Huaneng Group -- which generates 10 percent of China's power -- and the ermal Power Research Institute to establish a pilot plant at a coal- red power station in Beijing. Project leader Dr Paul Feron says the collaboration evolved from discussions between the leaders of both countries at the APEC meeting in Sydney in 2007. "Emissions in China are enormous, and ge ing China familiar and comfortable with this technology is an CLEAN ALTERNATIVES WAVE ENERGY Australia's first commercial-scale wave energy power station is under construction in Western Australia. With funding from the Western Australian government, Carnegie Wave Energy, a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, is building a five-megawatt demonstration wave energy power station near Garden Island, south of Fremantle. It uses CETO technology, in which a fully submerged unit produces high-pressure seawater from the power of waves. This technology has been proven at pilot scale and is now in its commercial demonstration phase. The first stage involves a 12-month deployment of a single stand-alone commercial scale CETO unit, with periodic inspection and maintenance of components. The commercial demonstration project will generate sufficient power for around 3500 Australian households. WINDMILLS AND WATER TECHNOLOGY Australian company Comet Windmills is revolutionising the tools of their trade. Their windmills can now start pumping in the lightest breeze -- at wind speeds as low as 10 kilometres an hour. Comet windmills use Direct-Acting technology, which means they can pump more CETO 2 units in operation. Carnegie Wave Energy Limited