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Category: Community Power

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Byron Bay maps out a path to zero emissions by 2025

Byron Bay maps out a path to zero emissions by 2025

Byron Bay becomes first community to release emissions audit and to begin mapping out path to 100% renewable energy and zero emissions by 2025.

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Greens unveil plan to put 2kW solar on all Australian public housing

Greens unveil plan to put 2kW solar on all Australian public housing

Greens launch $240m plan to fit 421,000 public housing units with 2kW solar, bringing advantages of rooftop PV to 800,000+ Australians living in low-income housing.

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ATA East Timor solar project wins UN gong

ATA East Timor solar project wins UN gong

A solar lighting project run by the Alternative Technology Association in East Timor has won international recognition with a UN award.

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Greens to out-do Labor, Coalition in community renewable energy policy

Greens to out-do Labor, Coalition in community renewable energy policy

Greens expected to release new community renewables policy proposing $150m start-up fund and tax-free earnings for project investors.

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Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Community solar is being proposed as a bridge to a more comprehensive value-based pricing system for distributed generation.

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Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

A global problem in inefficient housing means that even in Siberia, householders are using air-con to cool their “solar oven” homes.

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City of Lismore plans Australia's largest floating solar plant

City of Lismore plans Australia’s largest floating solar plant

City of Lismore in NSW proposes large, community-owned floating solar plant on one of its sewage treatment ponds.

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Yackandandah 100% renewable plans kick off with 90kW solar health centre

Yackandandah 100% renewable plans kick off with 90kW solar health centre

Community-based effort to shift regional Victorian town to 100% renewables by 2022 kicks off with launch of 90kW solar array.

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Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition hands out $320,000 for 300kW of rooftop solar for community groups in South Australia.

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New CEFC program to accelerate local government investment in renewables

New CEFC program to accelerate local government investment in renewables

CEFC’s $250m Local Government Finance Program to help Australia’s local councils accelerate uptake of renewables.

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In Paris with the Mayor of Byron

In Paris with the Mayor of Byron

While world leaders debate climate policy in Paris, hundreds of mayors are speaking the same language. Byron Shire’s Simon Richardson is one of them.