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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

Stories about "solar batteries":

Planet Watch – Roadblocks to renewables

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.

The great divide over Australia’s energy future

The CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has said it is clear that the technologies exist for transition to a renewables-based electricity grid. It is only old rules and regulations that are getting in the way and preventing it from happening.

Nothing suspicious about this (Sun)crowd

Chris Cooper, CEO, Suncrowd. After reading Lee Cass’s letter (15/5/17), I’d like to explain a bit about our community solar bulk buy process and ensure...

Solar energy forum showcases new home batteries

If you’ve been thinking of taking a trip down the coast you could do worse than dropping in at the Solar Battery Showcase this Friday taking place as part of the North Coast Energy Forum at the Coffs Harbour Showgrounds.

AGL eyes ‘virtual power plants’ in link with battery storage developer

Australian energy utility AGL Energy has spent $A28 million snapping up a minority stake in US-based battery storage solutions provider Sunverge as it seeks to accelerate its push into distributed generation and rooftop solar and storage and smart software.

Australia’s battery storage expected to ‘explode’ in 2016

The battery storage market is expected to finally ‘explode’ in Australia in 2016, with the residential sector expected to grow 20-fold over the next 12 months, writes Giles Parkinson.

New storage batteries to revolutionise energy industry

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has unveiled its long awaited battery storage offerings which are set to revolutionise the energy industry and accelerate the exit of coal generators.

Australia facing ‘prosumer’ energy revolution: regulator

The Australian Energy Regulator says the energy market faces a revolution in coming years from customers with the ability to generate and store their own electricity. And it warns that unless they are allowed to fully participate in the market, many will simply walk away from the grid.

Renewables changing the nature of power and manufacturing

Halfway through April this year, scientists at Harvard and MIT announced something extraordinary: they had found a way to create solar cells that can store accumulated energy from sunlight, and then, with no more than a burst of a few photons, release that energy in a steady and continuous form.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.