Category Archives: Solar Energy

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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The world in a truly democratic era

Have you heard of the Visions 2100 project? Leaders and thinkers from around the world, and especially from my home town of Adelaide have contributed their Visions for a world in 2100. The premise is that we need positive stories … Continue reading

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Update – Renewables for All project

The theme behind this project is making sure parts of our community don’t miss out in the race to renewables. Those on the lowest incomes and renters, have extra hurdles to jump if they want to benefit from rooftop solar … Continue reading

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What could buying 100% renewable energy* really mean?

It’s only a few short weeks before the Paris COP starts and many of our leaders will wing their way to the city of love. Let’s hope they channel some planet and whole-of-humanity love while they are there. It should … Continue reading

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5 top ideas for Energy Policy – what will drive a transition?

I headed over the Totally Renewable Yackandandah the other day and admired the commitment and strategies behind their ambition, something I hope to blog about soon. I was asked what I would say if I was given the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Community Energy – pathway to a different energy future

I’ve recently been awarded a Churchill Fellowship* to investigate ‘Governance and Community Energy’ and this post aims to explain what on earth that might mean. (Image courtesy of corenafund.org) I have been interested in alternative energy systems for my entire … Continue reading

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World first carbon neutral city – what would Adelaide need to do to claim this title?

Pictured above: A rendering of Masdar City, a “smart city” in the United Arab Emirates. By Forgemind ArchiMedia under a Creative Commons license from Flickr.com. Yesterday the Premier of South Australia announced his ambition for Adelaide as a carbon neutral city and alluded … Continue reading

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