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Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

The Matthew Guy opposition has voted against Andrews government legislation to secure a fair price for solar power in Victoria. Friends of the Earth, the group that lead the community campaign for a Victorian Renewable Energy Target, has slammed the … Continue reading Matthew Guy opposition’s vote against solar power a vote against the community

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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?

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Historic Goldfields School Strikes Gold

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 … Continue reading Historic Goldfields School Strikes Gold

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Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

Texas which is a leading state when it comes to wind energy is aiming for an ambitious solar, distributed energy plan. Arguments against solar tech in the state are becoming out dated as the technology becomes cheaper to utilities. This article was published … Continue reading Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

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Yes 2 Renewables’ Vic election scorecard

On Saturday November 29, Victoria goes to the polls. And thousands of Victorians across the state will vote for renewable energy. Yes 2 Renewables have prepared a simple policy scorecard to show where the major parties stand: Victorian Labor Party If the … Continue reading Yes 2 Renewables’ Vic election scorecard

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Election Watch: Where do Macedon candidates stand on renewable energy?

Renewable energy is a mainstream election issue in the hotly-contested seat of Macedon. Anti-wind farm laws introduced by the Coaltion government in 2011 have hit the Macedon Ranges hard. A large-scale blanket ban on wind farms now cuts across the electorate. The anti-wind farm … Continue reading Election Watch: Where do Macedon candidates stand on renewable energy?

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Mt Mercer 131MW Wind Farm Switched on in Victoria

The article was originally posted at Renew Economy. View the original here. A wind farm installed in Victoria by New Zealand renewables giant Meridian Energy is now fully operational and connected to the grid, after all 64 turbines went live … Continue reading Mt Mercer 131MW Wind Farm Switched on in Victoria

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Japan Will Soon Have the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

This article was originally posted at The Climate Group. View the original post here.  LONDON: Japan will soon have the world’s largest floating solar power plant, signalling increasing adoption of the efficient and innovative technology in Japan, which is due partly to lack of … Continue reading Japan Will Soon Have the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

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In Australia, Businesses Are Getting Hit With A $500 Fee Designed To Kill Solar Power

This article was originally posted at Climate Progress. View the original article here.  The government of Queensland, Australia is just beginning to implement a new energy policythat changes the way businesses are charged for electricity, a policy that the solar … Continue reading In Australia, Businesses Are Getting Hit With A $500 Fee Designed To Kill Solar Power