Other Renewables

Birdsville bids farewell to geothermal, opts for solar and battery storage instead

Plans to replace Australia’s only utility-owned geothermal power station in remote Queensland town of Birdsville dumped in favour of distributed solar and storage.

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Unilever to run all Australian factories on 100% renewables by 2020

Global consumer goods manufacturer Unilever says it has "started its journey" in Australia to sourcing all grid purchased electricity from renewables by 2020.

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Making the case for 10-year renewable electricity tariffs

For a fair, efficient, low-cost pathway to 100% renewables, we need to put front-of-meter renewables on a level footing with rooftop renewables and enable customers to sign 10-year front-of-meter PPAs.

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Victorian dairy producer signs 10-year wind farm PPA

Gippsland dairy producer Burra Foods signs 10-year PPA with Flow Power to source electricity from Ararat Wind farm – a deal that's expected to cut its electricity costs by 20%.

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100% renewable microgrid for Sweden’s rural community of Simris

In the rural town of Simris Sweden's south, French utility E.ON has been testing the islanding of a 100 per cent renewable microgrid.

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ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

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Beyond solar PV renewable heat and why we need it

There’s more to renewable energy than just electricity. Renewable heat is an important alternative to gas for Australian homes and industry.

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The Victoria mansion leading the exodus off the grid

Ever get the idea that the decision to quit the grid – or not connect – was reserved for low energy users, austere consumers or those with no possibility of connection? Think again.

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Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Industry reports suggest more and more Australian households are choosing to quit the grid, and they're doing so for a mixed bag of reasons.

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Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies… and coal

New survey reveals energy efficiency enjoys extremely high levels of public support. But that's not why we should be embracing it.

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