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Community Energy Enquiry VIC

“Victoria was an early leader in community energy but other states are racing ahead with dozens of proposals. This inquiry can identify the policies we need to be a leader again,” said Leigh Ewbank. “We need the Premier Andrews and opposition … Continue reading

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Coalition usurps CORE hard work already

Recent polling shows 63% of Australians likely to vote for parties supporting renewable energy.  As such, it isn’t surprising that the Coalition is trying to tap into this popularity. Recently, Coalition  $5 million Solar Communities Program, with pre-selection of recipient community groups … Continue reading

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Big Texas City Will Soon Be Powered Entirely By Wind And Sun

Texas has always had a big reputation for so much hydrocarbon power in the ground. But even during low priced bonanza with shale oil and gas, fossil fuel bidders were not prepared to match 20 year contract terms offered by wind … Continue reading

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Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

A report about examples in Australia and around the world for community energy >readmore> Crikey

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Lismore community solar project begins search for investors

Australia’s first solar farms to be co-owned by local government and the community could be completed by the end of the year, with the Lismore City Council set to launch a campaign to attract investors to the project in north-eastern … Continue reading

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Byron shire aims to lead Australia on zero emissions community plan

Byron Shire – in the northern rivers region of New South Wales – is aiming to become the first region in Australia to become “net zero emissions”, with a goal to reduce emissions from energy, transport, buildings, waste and land … Continue reading

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Community based Retailer for electricity

At first sight, many people reckon this looks crazy. How can a bunch of individuals ever compete in a marketplace owned by big corporates? Well there’s the big 3 and then 29 other private retailers in Victoria, offering 96 different contracts. … Continue reading

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Description concentrated solar PV

Here’s a comprehensive explanation of a size of system which is between big CST(Concentrated Solar Thermal) and roof top solar PV. For CORE(Community Owned Renewable Energy) this option has plenty to offer. In Australia, Silex has installed similar systems, near … Continue reading

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What Australia could learn from a US energy uprising

Here’s what we need to do for electricity supply, cleaner and more reliable than what we currently get at the end of a skinny power line into a regional community. Needless to say, most difficult parts are legal, to be … Continue reading

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Greens reveal plans for $100m community renewables fund

Say no more, how good is this news?….fill the gap in Australia’s renewable energy market of projects between 10kW and 50MW, and to extend the model of community ownership which has proven so successful in Europe and the US. >readmore> … Continue reading

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