Opinion: Off-grid, or not?

Opinion piece by David Clarke. For more information see ramblingsdc.net There are some selfish reasons to leave the electricity grid, and a very good altruistic reason to stay connected. Recently there has been much speculation about the option of going off-grid; … Continue reading Opinion: Off-grid, or not?

BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. It can be found here.    BP’s annual Energy Outlook report, released in February, details the results from modelling of what it sees as the “most likely” energy scenario out to 2035. In this … Continue reading BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan

PREMIER Daniel Andrews elected the Challicum Hills Wind Farm near Buangor on last week as the location to announce a plan to make Victoria the country’s leading state in renewable energy. Mr Andrews praised Ararat Rural City as the state’s … Continue reading Pollie Watch: Premier’s Renewable Energy Plan

Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

If you want something done, do it yourself. Coffs Harbour’s Mayor has pledged to go 100% renewables by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable usage by Council to 50% by 2025. Yet another town joining the pledge and being a … Continue reading Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

Opinion: Abbott’s Clean Up Australia Day Efforts

This Opinion piece is by David Clarke. For further information: http://ramblingsdc.net/.  On Sunday 1st March, Clean-up Australia Day, we saw our Prime Minister Tony Abbott picking up rubbish.  I wonder how much he picked up?  Let’s be generous and suppose that … Continue reading Opinion: Abbott’s Clean Up Australia Day Efforts

Clean Energy is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple, Google

Corporate giants like Apple, have been heavily investing in renewable energy projects. This is now not only seen to be a financially sound move, but a major public relations activity.  This article originally featured at The Energy Collective. It can … Continue reading Clean Energy is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple, Google

Households to trade renewable energy in NSW Greens plan

Under a new plan by the NSW Greens, consumers of electricity will get a chance to buy and sell clean energy in an attempt to hasten the transition to renewables. The launch of the plan came as the NSW Premier stated … Continue reading Households to trade renewable energy in NSW Greens plan