Other Renewables

Byron Bay maps out a path to zero emissions by 2025

Byron Bay becomes first community to conduct full audit on its emissions, and map out a plan to reduce them to zero -with the help of solar, biomass, energy efficiency and transport and land use initiatives.

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America’s second-largest city on the verge of 100% renewables

It takes a lot of energy to run all the LA lights. But could it all be green? LA City Council is considering a motion to direct the municipal utility to shift the city to 100 per cent renewable energy.

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Off-grid adventures: Building Sri Lanka’s largest hybrid solar and storage system

When the opportunity presented to bid on a solar, wind and storage project on the island of Eluvaitivu, 4km offshore from the Northern Sri Lankan town of Kayts, Peter Bulanyi didn’t hesitate. Here's how the project – 46kW PV array, six 3.5kW wind turbines, and a 100kWh lithium-ion battery bank – unfolded.

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Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Wannon Water says 800kW wind turbine planned for Portland water reclamation plant will significantly reduce energy costs, pass savings on to customers.

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New York re-write rules on network revenues as it ditches centralised system

New York rewrites the rules on utility revenues, helping the transition away from large, centralised power plants, to a 21st century network focused on clean technology and behind the meter resources.

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Community renewables to get $98.7m in Labor climate plan

Federal Opposition's newly launched Climate Action Plan will put nearly $100m towards developing a Community Power Network and a series of "regional hubs,” as well as an annual competitive grants program.

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Melbourne consortium launches tender for large-scale renewable energy plant

A consortium of large energy users led by the City of Melbourne has launched a tender for shovel-ready new renewable energy projects that have planning approvals in place, for the long-term supply of electricity.

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It takes a village: Why community energy is vital to a 100% renewable Australia

The transition to 100 per cent renewables for Australia is inevitable, say the authors of a major new report. The only question is how quickly and how fairly it will be done – and that's where community energy comes in.

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Can Victoria build a new town, from scratch, off grid?

Plans to build a completely new, completely sustainable and off-grid community in Victoria's Gippsland Lakes district are gathering momentum. But can they win the approval of state government?

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Nissan sees future with EV-powered grid. But if they build it, will consumers connect?

Nissan explores how vehicle-to-grid, battery storage, wireless charging, autonomous drive technology and the internet could combine to revolutionise how consumers use energy. But how close is this to reality?

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