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Category: Community Power

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NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

ARENA backed NT project commissions first 10 solar, battery storage systems, cutting diesel fuel use by more than a million litres a year.

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Grant to ditch takeaway coffee cups

Grant to ditch takeaway coffee cups

Battles against takeaway coffee cups, marine plastic pollution and energy wastage will get support from the
City of Sydney’s latest round of environmental knowledge exchange sponsorships.

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Domino effect: Turkey won’t ratify Paris climate accord, citing Trump’s exit

Domino effect: Turkey won’t ratify Paris climate accord, citing Trump’s exit

Erdoğan says other G20 countries have a “problem” with Paris and “are not renewing their full support.”

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Cities to get more sustainable with smart communities code

Cities to get more sustainable with smart communities code

“the Code for Smart Communities will set new benchmarks for smart cities and communities across Australia, New Zealand and beyond, by providing important guidance on how to use technology, data and intelligent design to accelerate more efficient, liveable and sustainable development projects”

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Enova hits out at "greed" of fossil fuel generators as prices jump

Enova hits out at “greed” of fossil fuel generators as prices jump

Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer says latest big price rises caused by “greed” of fossil fuel generators and “gaming” of markets.

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What does Finkel mean for community power?

What does Finkel mean for community power?

Community energy entrepreneurship could help deliver Finkel’s recommendations — especially distributed and independent power systems.

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Lord Howe microgrid in doubt as Frydenberg rules out wind turbines

Lord Howe microgrid in doubt as Frydenberg rules out wind turbines

Plans to install a solar, wind and battery microgrid on Lord Howe Island have hit a snag, after an objection to the wind turbines from the federal energy minister.

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What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

The short answer is, not a lot. Finkel promises savings of $92 a year by 2030, but most customer bills are going to jump $300 a year next month. Nothing much will change until utilities can match the cost of new technologies, rather than hiding behind regulatory barriers.

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Four shopping centres to go behind the meter in major commercial solar deal

Four shopping centres to go behind the meter in major commercial solar deal

One of Australia’s biggest shopping centre owners, SCA Property Group, signs 10-year deal to power four sites cross NSW and SA with a combined total of 2.9MW of rooftop PV.

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US quitting Paris climate agreement will only make things worse

US quitting Paris climate agreement will only make things worse

Will he stay or will he go? Protesters at last week’s G7 meeting don’t know either.

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Biomass power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Biomass power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Remote mining projects in farming areas could soon access baseload electricity from biomass plants powered by straw.