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Category: Community Power

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Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

The SA Tesla VPP may not be the most cost-effective solution to our electricity system’s needs.

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11 takeaways from the draft UN report on a 1.5C global warming limit

11 takeaways from the draft UN report on a 1.5C global warming limit

UN draft report says missing 1.5C warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation.

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South Australia should aim for 100% renewables by 2025, not 50%

South Australia should aim for 100% renewables by 2025, not 50%

South Australia can show the rest of the nation how to build a 100 per cent renewable energy system to makes people’s lives better.

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Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

With water storages running low, residents of Cape Town get drinking water in the early morning from a mountain spring collection point.

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ACT to trial first "gas free" suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

ACT to trial first “gas free” suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

A new housing development in the ACT will trial a gas-free residential precinct initially incorporating 350 homes.

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Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens country’s biggest solar farm, and flags five fold increase in size and may add battery storage. The unique community funding model forms a key part of city’s push for 100 per cent renewable energy by 2023.

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Third round for new energy technology projects

Third round for new energy technology projects

The Andrews Labor Government today opened the third ro und of the New Energy Jobs Fund for new energy technology projects to encourage the up take of renewable energy and reduce emissions.

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Blockchain App that pays households to cut energy use wins Future Cities Hackathon

Blockchain App that pays households to cut energy use wins Future Cities Hackathon

Held at UTS, the hackathon brought together some of the best and brightest from the fields of sustainability, design and technology, the corporate and academic world, and the start-up community.

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Developing nations are driving record growth in solar power

Developing nations are driving record growth in solar power

Emerging markets now account for the majority of growth in solar power, according to new data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance .

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Replacing the Clean Energy Target with a dirty one?

Replacing the Clean Energy Target with a dirty one?

The decision to walk away from a Clean Energy Target makes no sense. But small communities will forge ahead with the transition to renewable energy.

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Victoria set to host Australia's biggest wind farm – 800MW

Victoria set to host Australia’s biggest wind farm – 800MW

WestWind Energy submits plans for $1.7bn, 231 turbine Golden Plains Wind Farm – also potentially largest in the Southern Hemisphere.