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Category: Community Power

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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.

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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.