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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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Renewables for All

I’m currently doing some work with the Coalition for Community Energy and the Conservation Council to explore opportunities for those who can’t readily access renewable energy. This is typically people who rent, those on low income or those who live … 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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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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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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