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International economist to speak at Morwell about a ‘Just Transition’

February 18, 2015


Morwell protests against inaction on Hazelwood mine fire, 2014. Pic: Ben Courtice

Internationally recognised author and economist, Bob Massie, will be speaking alongside local speakers in a public forum in Morwell about creating new economic opportunities to benefit the community. As outgoing president of the New Economy Coalition in the USA, Bob will be speaking about exciting international examples, and how Australia might benefit from a ‘just […]


6 charts that show renewable energy is getting cheaper

February 17, 2015


oil and renewables economic analysis

We are reaching an age that many skeptics dismissed as an energy fantasy. But the reality is in the data, mostly all renewable sources are getting cheaper, more competitive without subsides, and becoming the most viable option for our energy future.  This article was originally posted at Grist.org. It can be found here. Things are […]

Cook Islands heading for 100% renewable electricity

February 17, 2015


wind turbine behind Muri beach, on Rarotonga, Cook Islands

A small and remote Pacific nation, with a population less than many Australian country towns, is striving to go 100% renewable energy by 2020 using “Te Mana o te Ra” or “the power from the sun”

Posted in: Community solar

Historic Goldfields School Strikes Gold

February 13, 2015


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Historic Chewton Primary School struck solar gold with the completion of fundraising for a 4kW solar system.  The Chewton project is the third for The People’s Solar, a community-based approach that “crowd-sources” tax deductible donations to pay for solar panels and then reinvests the saving from energy bills to support broader community goals. Principal Julie […]


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