renewable energy

Monash Uni begins solar + battery storage microgrid, on road to 100% renewables

Victoria’s Monash University has begun work on an innovative solar and battery storage-based renewable energy microgrid.

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Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable “consensus”

Standards Australia says industry roundtable has broadly agreed to “review” proposed rule banning li-ion batteries from being installed inside homes and garages. But rifts emerge in industry.

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Hurricanes underline need for distributed solar for grid resilience

During natural disasters, access to electricity is more critical than ever, a growing body of evidence suggests that states and countries that replace old, costly fossil-fired generators found greater reliability and resilience at lower costs.

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The great Aussie rubbish tip has come a long way. Now we’re adding solar panels

An Australian-first project in Melbourne is trialling a new method for installing solar panels that allows what would otherwise be unused land to become home to a solar farm.

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Pace of renewables shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Responding to climate change, networks of decision-makers, such as the C40 collective of major cities, have begun adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable energy. Yet land use planning has seemingly begun to lag behind.

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Saint Lucia’s journey to a renewable future

St Lucia’s 180,000 residents and tourism-driven economy depend heavily on reliable electricity. Over the past year action has started to shift the island from almost 100% imported fossil fuelled power, to a mix of local renewables.

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Arsenal Football Club goes 100% renewable with solar deal

English Premier League club’s Emirates Stadium now runs on 100% renewable energy following solar offtake deal with Octopus Energy.

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Solar plants are taking root on farms

Solar installations are cropping up on farms across the US, and not just to cut power costs. In some cases, they have proved more lucrative to farmers than cash crops.

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JPMorgan Chase goes all in on renewable energy

The financial services giant plans to source renewables for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020, and to facilitate $200 billion in clean financing through 2025 – the largest commitment by any global financial institution to date.

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No small beer: Foster’s, VB to go 100% renewable by 2025

Some of Australia's most iconic beers are set to be brewed using solar and wind after Foster's Group and CUB parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged to shift its 6 terrawatt-hours of annual energy consumption to 100 per cent renewables by 2025.

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