Category Archives: Community energy

A community energy movement in Southern Adelaide

I love talking to local groups about community energy. At Marion tonight the Common Thread crowd were full of questions and discussion. And the home made soup made for a very inviting atmosphere. I gave a presentation  but when asked … Continue reading

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Firing up Port Adelaide Enfield with solar

It was so great to speak at the Port Adelaide Enfield Environment Forum last week. I gave a presentation and they got me thinking about how to crack open the opportunities  in the area. I was deeply impressed that a … Continue reading

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Good Luck Dr. Finkel

Australia needs an excellent energy review by the Chief Scientist, Dr. Alan Finkel, more so now than ever. It is an unenviable task, and in his Adelaide briefing Dr. Finkel showed he already has his head around the issues and … Continue reading

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Nine inspiring MESSAGES from the 2017 Community Energy Congress

Last week over 600 people attended the 2017 Community Energy Congress in Melbourne. There was a wave of positive energy as delegates from the 90+ community energy groups all around Australia shared insights and worked toward greater levels of local … Continue reading

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What is community energy?

Community energy can bring economic benefits to local citizens, it can strengthen communities’ social ties and it can offer solutions to our energy challenges. So what is community energy exactly? Below, I’ve described the variety of initiatives that could be … Continue reading

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Five reasons why we need a broader set of voices to shape our energy transition

The electricity market is a unique complex beast. When we discuss how it must change, it is easy to get drawn into technical issues that rely on detailed knowledge of how the system works. Even inside the system, those across … Continue reading

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Who is leading our energy transition?

Today the ideas from my Churchill Fellowship had their first big outing – I was asked to speak at Adelaide’s Festival of Ideas. Here is the speech I prepared, slightly more polished than the one I gave. ———————- For years … Continue reading

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