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Category: Community Power

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Community solar targeted by ACT's latest PV incentive

Community solar targeted by ACT’s latest PV incentive

ACT announces 20c/kWh community solar feed-in tariff, opening the door to renters and others who have missed out previous solar incentives.

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Call to cut 'green tape' as Sydney Town Hall trigen plan endorsed

Call to cut ‘green tape’ as Sydney Town Hall trigen plan endorsed

Sydney City endorses move to power council buildings with trigeneration, calls for removal of ‘crippling’ laws blocking city-wide trigen plans.

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Abbott's wind energy review a waste of taxpayer money

Abbott’s wind energy review a waste of taxpayer money

The Abbott government is pursuing an ‘independent’ investigation of wind turbine syndrome. But is another review needed?

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Running with the wind turbines

Running with the wind turbines

Hundreds ran through what Tony Abbott described as a ‘forest’ of wind turbines last weekend – even the noted anti-wind politician Angus Taylor.

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100% renewables community emerges from drug wars and poor soils

100% renewables community emerges from drug wars and poor soils

The plains of eastern Colombia are a tough land, yet Paolo Lugari has made a community that is not only habitable, but also prolific and sustainable.

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$0-upfront energy storage leasing on offer in US

$0-upfront energy storage leasing on offer in US

Stem Inc. lands $5m in funding to extend its offer of advanced energy storage solutions for no upfront cost for commercial and industrial customers.

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How high-renewables saved a town with high unemployment

How high-renewables saved a town with high unemployment

A small town in Austria that had no significant industry or trade business is now thriving thanks to local renewable resources.

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Crowd-funding could solve energy poverty in remote townships

Crowd-funding could solve energy poverty in remote townships

A WA proposal to use crowd-funding and community ownership to install solar and reduce reliance on diesel generation has attracted huge interest.

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Boggabri pub leads the way in community solar "revolution"

Boggabri pub leads the way in community solar “revolution”

A pub in Boggabri is leading a push into community-funded solar projects.

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Community renewables: Five barriers, and solutions to deployment

Community renewables: Five barriers, and solutions to deployment

Community renewable energy has significant political and economic benefits, but is often hindered by five major barriers.

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Clean energy access for all: Bangladesh's solar success

Clean energy access for all: Bangladesh’s solar success

A company whose name translates as ‘rural energy’ is installing over 500 solar systems a day in one of the poorest countries in the world.