Darebin Council expands multimillion-dollar solar loans scheme

THOUSANDS of people could have their energy bills slashed under a $20 million solar loan program. Households could save up to $520 a year under the Solar Saver program, which Darebin Council expanded to a further 2000 households recently. Mayor Kim Le Cerf said the...

New solar bulk buy program brings power to the people

Famous for Ned Kelly and Black Caviar, Strathbogie Shire in north-east Victoria is now becoming celebrated for something not commonly associated with an unassuming rural community. Many Strathbogie residents experience energy poverty and stress, so this winter’s cold...

City of Fremantle aims to be fully reliant on renewable energy by 2025

CITY of Fremantle has earmarked 2025 as the year they will become fully reliant on renewable energy. Working alongside a consortium formed by Josh Byrne and Associates, InfraNomics and Merz Consulting, the City has created a Corporate Energy Plan that outlines the...

Show of force from Regan’s independents

Greens candidate Natalie Warren was elected to the third spot in Curl Curl after 15 recounts. She will join Mr Regan and Liberal Dave Walton in representing the ward. Ms Warren said she hoped to bring a stronger environmental influence. She said she hoped to sign up...

Power play just beggars belief

DESPITE the increasingly desperate attempts to strangle the renewable revolution by timid politicians funded and bullied by the multi-national fossil fuel pollution industry, the vast majority of Australians look forward to meeting our Paris commitment via a managed...

Shining bright for solar

THE Bundaberg region is one of the frontrunners in clean energy, boasting an impressive 10,072 solar-powered homes. Queenslanders are embracing solar power in droves, with more than 30% of sunshine state homes installing solar panels, according to a new Climate...

Noosa leading the way on solar in Queensland

The Sunshine Coast town of Noosa claims it’s leading Queensland when it comes to solar power installation. Noosa’s Mayor Tony Wellington said figures from the Clean Energy Regulator indicate 34% of properties in the Noosa region have installed solar panels. This is...

Noosa powers on with solar

NOOSA has Queensland in the shade when it comes to harnessing the roof-top power of the sun. According to mayor Tony Wellington, shire residents are ahead of the pack with around 34% of properties using solar compared to the state-wide figure of 31.6% based on the...

Noosa residents lead the state for solar

NOOSA has Queensland in the shade when it comes to harnessing the rooftop power of the sun. According to mayor Tony Wellington, shire residents are ahead of the pack with around 34% of properties using solar compared to the state-wide figure of 31.6% based on the...

Climate action by council

We would like to congratulate Shoalhaven City Council for joining the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership with other like-minded LGAs including Kiama, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. This initiative responds to widespread community concern about the impact of...

Solar farm for Wallsend set to save millions

A new solar farm the size of five football fields and capable of generating a whopping five megawatts of power is set to boost Newcastle’s renewable energy capacity tenfold. The proposed solar farm will be located at Summerhill Waste Management Centre on a capped...

Coal city Newcastle prepares tender for 5MW solar farm

The City of Newcastle’s plans to build a 5MW solar farm on a former landfill site are set to go to tender, after eight companies were shortlisted to bid for the job to design, build and operate the utility-scale solar farm. The project, which was opened to expressions...

ACT energy target behind half of new renewable energy added in 2016

The ACT’s clean energy target drove at least half of the new renewable energy that came online across South Australia, Victoria and the ACT last year, a new report from the Climate Council says. States and territories are driving the transition to renewable...

ACT a frontrunner in renewables race

The ACT, South Australia and Tasmania are all leading the renewables race while the Federal Government remains stuck at the starting block, according to a new report released by the Climate Council yesterday. The report says that states and territories are the driving...

Worsening climate change melts winter heat records

AUSTRALIA has experienced its hottest winter on record (for mean maximum temperatures), as a result of intensifying climate change. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) today released its seasonal update confirming Australia has seen the hottest (mean maximum temperatures)...

Council leads the way with renewed energy

Much of the recent political debate involving renewables and fossil fuels has focused on the actions of federal and state governments. This fails to recognise that a significant amount can be done to tackle climate change at the local government level. Through urban...

Climate change themed District exhibit

Parkes is making fruitful progress on climate change, with an impressive display at the Parkes Show this week showcasing the area’s commitment to climate action. The display, created from an array of local produce, illustrates the threats and opportunities posed...

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