Other Renewables

Frustrated by high power bills, Colorado City turns to clean energy

Frustrated by bloated power bills and frequent shutoffs, citizens of Pueblo have lobbied the city council to abandon natural gas and switch to more affordable renewable energy.

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Energy goes local as utility people strike out on their own

Three years ago, Adrian Merrick predicted an imminent "inflection point" for big utilities. Now he is about to put that theory into practice with a new community energy proposition.

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Power struggle: First Nations fight to stay on country, and off grid

Astronomical electricity bills are so often the final straw for Australia's remote Indigenous communities, consuming more than half of families' annual income and, in some cases, driving them off country. But with the help of renewables, they're taking the power back.

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Solar + storage microgrids to power two WA indigenous communities

A JV between Energy Made Clean and Aboriginal corporation Eastern Guruma has won the contract to install solar and battery storage microgrids at two Fitzroy Valley communities.

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CHP microgrid a prescription for sustainable energy

A combined heat and power microgrid at a Texas hospital benefits the larger community, thanks to a utility/customer partnership.

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Community energy toolkit launched to fast-track behind-the-meter renewables

An ARENA-backed project led by Frontier Impact Group has launched a community energy toolkit, offering financial and technical advice on setting up and funding behind the meter community energy.

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Five reasons your company should buy off-site renewables in 2017

If your company has not yet engaged in an off-site renewable energy transaction, here are five reasons why you should get started in 2017.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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What’s happening to residential electricity prices – and why

AEMC report says most Australian households can expect to pay between 4-10% more for their 2017-18 electricity bills, thanks largely to the cost of the RET and the exit of Victoria's Hazelwood brown coal plant. But is it really as black and white – or even green – as all that?

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Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

From next year Google will purchase 100 per cent of the energy it uses from renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. Because it is cheaper.

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