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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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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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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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RePower Port Augusta with solar thermal

The Opportunity: The Repower Port Augusta campaign has made many aware that solar thermal energy offers a possible, job rich, alternative to coal. Many investments in renewable energy provide significant investment to international manufacturers of wind or solar energy. Locally … Continue reading

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Innovation component within Pt Augusta Energy Park

Opportunity: The Port Augusta Energy Park proposal for a combined 300MW wind and solar PV power station represents an investment of around $300 million or more. The project’s assessment of its local economic development potential promises some $45million in construction … Continue reading

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Turning all remote towns into renewable micro-grids

Opportunity: The Remote Area Energy Supplies service 2,400 customers in 13 remote towns with some of the most expensive energy in the state – diesel generated electricity (and some renewables). Somewhere between $5-$10 million flow each year to create and … Continue reading

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