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Category: Community Power

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The way to power the next billion consumers

The way to power the next billion consumers

If power can be generated where it is consumed, it can closely follow demand growth. Where does much of that growth come from? The “leisure-pull”.

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New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

A call to retailers; Information about discounts will be simpler, but you’ll still have to do the legwork to shop around.

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No small beer: Foster’s, VB to go 100% renewable by 2025

No small beer: Foster’s, VB to go 100% renewable by 2025

Some of Australia’s most iconic beers are set to be brewed using solar and wind after Foster’s Group and CUB parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged to shift its 6 terrawatt-hours of annual energy consumption to 100 per cent renewables by 2025.

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People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

We only think we like cars when we can’t imagine getting around without them. In German town of Freiburg, citizens are taking their streets back.

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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.