renewable energy

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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How much will a Tesla Model 3 cost in Australia?

The best way to estimate the prices is to use Tesla’s own configuration prices for the USA/Aus Model S and then scale them for the lower numbers.

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Catholic schools go big in rooftop solar and battery storage

A massive solar and storage rollout has begun for schools in Central Queensland, contracting for rooftop PV totalling more than 4MW with battery storage of 3MWh.

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Sonnen’s ‘free’ / flat-rate electricity plan looks great. Is it worth it?

How does Sonnenflat stacks up against the alternatives, like doing nothing; going solar, or; going with another solar & battery system without a custom-made electricity plan?

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Should “invisible” rooftop PV be discouraged?

The boom of solar in Australia is great, but traditional PV systems are essentially invisible to our networks and our markets. And that's problematic.

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