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Australian society changes. And its energy source. Obviously

Australian society changes. And its energy source. Obviously

When even the local pub installs solar, you know that the great energy transition is here, and is unstoppable

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Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

New tariff will pay less for solar, but open the grid to more customer-owned PV.

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Why cheap oil will NOT wreck the prospects for renewable energy

Why cheap oil will NOT wreck the prospects for renewable energy

When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time.

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Historic goldfields school strikes solar gold with community-funded system

Historic goldfields school strikes solar gold with community-funded system

A small historic school in central Victoria can look forward to some extra savings to re-invest in the school as 4kW solar system to be installed.

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Will 2015 be the year of solar power across Africa?

Will 2015 be the year of solar power across Africa?

A number of African governments and utilities have done their homework, and are therefore set to make 2015 the year of solar power in Africa.

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How Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels

How Pope Francis could tip the balance against fossil fuels

6 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI installed more than 1,000 solar panels on the Vatican’s audience hall, helping him earn him the sobriquet of the “Green Pope”. Pope Francis may just go one step further. He could tip the balance against fossil fuels, as the world’s wealthiest institution takes on the world’s most powerful industry.

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The year that was: RenewEconomy's top 20 stories of 2014

The year that was: RenewEconomy’s top 20 stories of 2014

From India’s ‘saffron revolution’ to SA’s day of 100% renewables, to energy storage and Tony Abbott’s cuddle with coal. It’s our most read stories of 2014.

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SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower says the new integrated solution will allow utilities “to access the benefits of rooftop solar and storage at significant scale.”

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Brookfarm looks east and west for solar powered bakehouse

Brookfarm looks east and west for solar powered bakehouse

Brookfarm goes solar with east-west array that matches consumption. Food manufacturers are finding that rooftop solar fits in with production needs.

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Network operator sees no future for generators, retailers

Network operator sees no future for generators, retailers

Operator of one of Australia’s biggest networks says solar, battery storage and micro grids means the business models of centralised generators and retailers will be made redundant. In other words, no long term future for Origin, AGL or EnergyAustralia. The future is local, and that is bad news for coal, gas and nuclear.

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Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

Austin city council approves plan for 55% generation to come from renewables, energy efficiency and other clean resources by 2025.