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Category: Community Power

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Maximising local benefits from uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency

Maximising local benefits from uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency

Work on regional plans for 100 per cent renewable energy highlight importance of storage to soak up daytime supply, and the need to reduce night-time loads and shift them to the day.

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Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Imagining an Australia where every town is running off its own renewable energy projects is becoming a reality. Victoria is on the case.

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Energy goes local as utility people strike out on their own

Energy goes local as utility people strike out on their own

Recently, Adrian Merrick predicted an imminent “inflection point” for big utilities. Now he’s about to put his theory into practice.

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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Crisis of trust - energy businesses turn to local partnerships

Crisis of trust – energy businesses turn to local partnerships

Mistruths that have shaken public trust in energy companies and our politicians. That’s why many are turning to trusted local partnerships.

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Queensland's largest solar farm now feeding power to the grid

Queensland’s largest solar farm now feeding power to the grid

Elecnor’s 25MW Barcaldine Solar Farm in central-western Queensland is feeding electricity into the grid – two months ahead of schedule.

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NSW Coalition supports peer-to-peer trading for solar households

NSW Coalition supports peer-to-peer trading for solar households

NSW parliamentary secretary Adam Marshall says solar households in NSW should have the ability to trade electricity that they generate from their rooftops.

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The Bentley Effect: Why community energy will power our future

The Bentley Effect: Why community energy will power our future

The extraordinary resistance to coal seam gas in NSW documented by The Bentley Effect underlines the power of community energy, and delivers a warning to politicians and big business about their energy and business choices. The power is shifting to communities.

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NSW community solar "bulk buy" aims to put 1MW on local homes, business

NSW community solar “bulk buy” aims to put 1MW on local homes, business

New community solar investment round to be launched in NSW, with aim of installing 1MW of solar on homes and businesses in the state’s north-west slopes region.

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Community solar with a view: Why sharing may be future of energy

Community solar with a view: Why sharing may be future of energy

NSW property development offers a tree change, and a share in an energy utility: a purpose-built, embedded network through which to buy, sell and store solar electricity, peer-to-peer.