Category Archives: Community energy

Future energy – People want in

I gave a Western Australian audience a whirlwind tour of community energy last week. My talk below was actually much shorter, but these are all the things I wanted to say. Most importantly, I wanted to be sensitive to the … Continue reading

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Who supports community energy?

Last week 7 community energy organisations wrote to the key political parties about community energy. Everyone is making announcements in the energy policy space but do they really understand how excellent a community energy policy could be? It is not … Continue reading

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Why should parties support community energy?

South Australians spend over $2bn per year on electricity. Households and small business account for approximately 60% of that expenditure and are increasingly recognising that they can generate the same amount as their electricity needs each year by installing rooftop … Continue reading

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Our energy system is changing…

Readers of this blog will know that I think our energy future is: 100% renewable decentralised smart But what do the changes look like without the advocacy? Here are some of the trends we can see right now. Falling costs … Continue reading

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The case for community energy

In my recent talk at TEDx Adelaide I asserted that building our energy systems at a local scale: will be cheaper; will be more secure; and will be fairer. The anecdotal evidence for these assertions comes in part from my … Continue reading

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TEDxAdelaide – bigger isn’t better

Giving a TEDx talk was a wonderful experience. The speakers were so well supported by the Adelaide team and they really do put together a great show. My thanks and gratitude to everyone who was involved. I fluffed a few … Continue reading

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A Community Energy Program for Resilient Hills and Coasts

Six Councils from the Adelaide Hills to Kangaroo Island are calling for ideas for a community energy program. Victor Harbour has already run two community bulk buy programs for solar and is especially interested to see an offering that will … Continue reading

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