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Category: Community Power

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Parkes Elvis Festival

Elvis, aliens and solar power

How a remote Australian town found itself at the vanguard of a global revolution.

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adani carmichael

Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani pins hopes for beleaguered Carmichael coal mine on the Asia–Pacific market. But the Australian government’s own resources forecaster is less confident.

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One down, five to go: Cook Islands begins shift to 100% solar and storage

One down, five to go: Cook Islands begins shift to 100% solar and storage

Melbourne company Entura leads project to take six of Cook Islands’ 12 inhabited islands from diesel to 100% solar and battery storage.

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Remote NT community goes "solar only" by day

Remote NT community goes “solar only” by day

Indigenous community of Daly River officially running on solar only during day, after installation of 1MW PV and 2MWh lithium-ion battery system.

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Rio Tinto climate resolution marks shift in investor culture

Rio Tinto climate resolution marks shift in investor culture

A breakthrough resolution on Rio Tinto’s climate stance has won strong backing at the company’s AGM. Is this the start of something?

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Launch of Australian-first fund to boost voluntary carbon market in Australia and create rural jobs

Launch of Australian-first fund to boost voluntary carbon market in Australia and create rural jobs

The Australian-first Fund will connect corporate Australia to Australian carbon farming projects with environmental, social and/or cultural values, including Indigenous savanna burning projects.

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5 impacts of living with solar + storage in an apartment

5 impacts of living with solar + storage in an apartment

It’s been over a year since we “flicked the switch” at Stucco. Has it lived up to our dreams of slashed bills and grid dependence?

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Death by chocolate: A not-so sweet treat?

Death by chocolate: A not-so sweet treat?

Chocolate production generates a lot of pollution and consumes precious resources. So how can you indulge, and keep a clear conscience?

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Plunkett Homes and Bradford Energy partner to build better homes with Tesla technology

Plunkett Homes and Bradford Energy partner to build better homes with Tesla technology

New homeowners set to save up to $2,000 a year in electricity costs with Tesla Powerwall, as Western Australia electricity prices tipped to rise again.

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AusNet takes suburban street off-grid for almost 24 hours

AusNet takes suburban street off-grid for almost 24 hours

AusNet Services has, for the third time, taken part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for 21 hours.

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It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

Two separate reports illustrate the vital role communities will play in the success or failure of Australia’s shift to a renewable powered grid.