Renewable feast: A guide to clean (energy) eating and drinking this festive season

Raise your glass to renewables powered businesses this festive season by buying and serving solar and wind powered food and drinks. Here's what to put on your shopping list.

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University of Newcastle inks deal to source 100% “firmed” renewables

University of Newcastle will meet 2020 target of 100% renewables after signing 7-year contract for mix of solar and wind, firmed by hydro with Snowy Hydro subsidiary, Red Energy.

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Barwon Water completes 250kW solar project on Victoria’s Surf Coast

Victorian regional utility switches on second major solar project for 2018 – a 250kW PV array built next to a storage facility and the site of a new sustainable housing development.

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Aged care company to cut grid power consumption in half with solar, LED lighting

Opal Aged Care to install more than 3.4MW solar PV and 28,000 LED lights at 54 properties across NSW, Victoria and Queensland, and cut its grid power consumption by 42%.

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Pernod Ricard Australia seals deal to source 100% renewable electricity

Pernod Ricard Winemakers Australia signs 10-year deal with Flow Power to tap off-site wind and solar power generation to help take it to 100% renewables by 2019.

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Major wine maker Australian Vintage inks solar and wind PPA with Flow Power

ASX-listed wine maker will source energy from solar and wind to operate its largest site – and Australia's third-largest winery – through a hybrid power purchase agreement with Flow Power.

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Solar and battery to “eliminate bills” for ACT cancer centre

Medical NGO John James Foundation makes shift to "sustainable energy," starting with 11.8kW of solar and two batteries at its cancer patient accommodation facility.

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UTS to source half its electricity demand from Walgett Solar Farm

University of Technology Sydney inks deal with Epuron to buy the output of its 32MW Walgett Solar Farm in northern New South Wales.

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Melbourne Water tenders for two major solar systems

State-owned utility Melbourne Water has announced plans to build two major “behind the meter” solar arrays to power two water treatment plants, as part of broader plans to reach net zero emissions by 2030.

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Solar smallgoods: Primo 3.2MW array completed as Tibaldi signs EUA for PV

Primo Foods' 3.2MW rooftop array completed at its Wacol processing plant, as industry stablemate Tibaldi Smallgoods announces plans to install 1MW in Melbourne.

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