Category Archives: energy transition

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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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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Energy, South Australia, 2018

The barrage of announcements from various politicians reminds me daily that an election is nigh. Labor, Liberal and Xenophon have all read the public mood and remained pro-renewables. (The Greens have always been pro-renewables of course) The party energy policies … Continue reading

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Energy Transition, lessons from South Australia’s energy crisis

Over a year ago, I compiled a list of lessons from South Australia’s renewable energy leadership. At the time, I cast my mind back over the past decade and highlighted the ways that rapid change had caught out the policy … Continue reading

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