renewables

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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People power: Citizens could drive Europe’s energy transition

New EU study finds that 83% of European households could eventually become “energy citizens.” Nearly two-thirds of them, so roughly half of all households, could make their own energy.

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A battery power revolution in the making on Tasmania’s Bruny Island

Analysts predict a huge future for battery energy storage. On Tasmania’s Bruny Island we have a chance to see what this might look like.

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The fall and fall of rooftop solar prices: four years of data

After four years of tracking Australia's rooftop solar system prices, we take a look back over our data at some of the noteworthy trends that have emerged over this period.

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One thousand kilometers on an electric bicycle

An inside look into what you are missing out on if you don't have an electric bicycle.

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Giant leaps for solar and storage in low income communities

President Obama's announcement of the Clean Energy Savings will bring 1,000 megawatts of solar energy to low- and moderate-income customers, that has thus far struggled to enjoy the benefits of the clean energy revolution.

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Vatican proposes global rollout of solar in Catholic schools after Queensland lead

Townsville project to install rooftop solar on dozens of Catholic schools inspired Vatican to propose a global project to encourage all Catholic schools to go solar.

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Can Kangaroo Island be powered by 100% renewable energy?

Institute of Sustainable Futures investigates prospects of powering iconic Kangaroo Island with wind, solar and storage. But it is a race against time.

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WA copper mine goes green as it powers with solar and storage

First big solar and storage plant fires up at WA copper mine, and other miners are keen to follow suit to reduce crippling cost of diesel.

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WA bushfire victims taken off-grid – by network

Four landowners in the bushfire affected WA town of Esperance have taken up an offer from Horizon Power to go off-grid, using stand-alone solar plus battery storage and back-up diesel generators.

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