As the need for energy and our reliance on fossil fuels become increasingly perilous, councils across the state are looking to renewable power as the way to navigate our future needs.
Ballina teacher Gus Moncrieff thinks the time has come for a public conversation about Ballina owning and generating its own renewable power.
Living off grid can teach an individual about living within the limits of their immediate environment – a lesson we need to learn as individuals and as a species. We are well on the way to tipping the Earth beyond its ability to support the myriad lifeforms, including us, that are here.
Another festival cancelled – what does this mean for a region that is so highly dependent on tourism and festivals?
The Australian political response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that governments can act quickly if conditions demand it, even if that means overturning longstanding ideological obstacles.
Community engagement has commenced in regards to the Byron Shire Council’s plan to implement a solar farm in Myocum.
Solar advocates have spoken out about the consumer watchdog’s renewed call for an end to a federal subsidy scheme for small-scale solar projects.
The minister for energy and emissions reductions says acknowledging Australia’s increase in emissions every year for the past four years is ‘cherry-picking’ figures.
In the midst of the climate election there’s been an elephant in the room that all seem to have failed to see – the economic benefits of Australia proactively responding to the climate challenge.
The weekend wet didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for Saturday’s Renewable Energy Showcase, held at the Macadamia Castle.
With the federal energy policy in tatters individuals have been getting ready to take on the energy challenge themselves and Tristran Parade in Mullumbimby has just become the first street to declare their commitment to create a clean energy future.
A record amount of solar capacity and renewable power was installed across the world in 2017 – as the cost of both wind and solar became competitive with fossil fuels – but it still is not enough, a major new report has found.
Byron Shire is one of five areas in Australia that has been selected to take part in a feasibility study to see if it could be a suitable location for a solar garden.
Just one day out from the South Australia state poll, the result is in the balance, and so too is the fate of South Australia’s status as a world leader in renewable energy. It’s an outcome that could have a huge bearing on the pace of the energy transition for the whole of the country.
Some 16,042 rooftop PVA systems were installed over January, supporting 5,337 full-time jobs, according to the latest Renewable Energy Index. And another 5,456 jobs are set to be created by large-scale solar farms under construction.
Australian Energy Market Operator CEO Audrey Zibelman says Australia will be a world leader in the transition to a smarter and cheaper renewables based-grid, and trying to resist that change is like trying to stop the internet.
An ambitious renewable-energy plan by Tweed Shire Council to produce 25 per cent of its own power from solar in under five years and half of it with storage by 2025 is expected to save up to $1.5 million per year in ratepayer funds.
A major new study has underlined the crucial role played by rooftop solar in moderating energy prices: without it, the study says, the aggregate cost of electricity would have been several billion dollars higher over the past year.
It is now abundantly clear what Malcolm Turnbull signed up for when he vowed to leave Tony Abbott’s climate and clean energy policies untouched when negotiating his ascension to the prime minister’s office in 2015: it was for a complete and utter repudiation of everything about climate he once said he stood for.
More than 11,000 households and small businesses in Lismore have made the switch to renewable energy, making it the postcode with tenth most solar panels in the country.
The keenly interested audience of more than 80 gathered at the Mullum Civic Centre on Thursday night were not disappointed by the promise of ‘a night of action on renewables.’
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. The climate change debate, important to most people aspiring to a sustainable future, has reached the pinnacle of achievement for our adversarial democracy; total ideological log-jam.
With the future of some of its coal-fired generators in doubt, the town of Collie in Western Australia may be revitalised with new solar, biomass and pumped hydro facilities.
The Coalition government launched a ferocious attack against wind and solar energy after the major South Australian blackout, even though energy minister Josh Frydenberg and the grid operators admit that the source of energy had nothing to do with catastrophic outage.
Last week, leading lights of the global fossil power industry gathered at a conference in Houston, Texas, for CERA, known in the sector as the ‘Davos of Energy’. They reportedly got the shock of their professional careers.