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City of Melbourne launches Commercial Solar Rebate initiative

Mon, 2 March 2015 The City of Melbourne has launched an initiative to assist commercial businesses to go solar through accessing a rebate of up to $4,000.

The drivers and benefits of industrial energy audits

Thu, 26 February 2015 LC Energy Industry Advisor Dr Andrew Dicks discusses the benefits of energy audits for commercial and industrial customers, and the importance of an experienced auditor.

Video: LED technology takes centre stage in Sydney

Thu, 26 February 2015 Following a major two-year upgrade of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall lighting system, the venue has dramatically reduced its energy use and improved the experience for both performers and audiences.

$5.2 million ARENA funding for Perth biofuel pilot

Thu, 26 February 2015 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will provide $5.2 million funding for Renergi to design and construct an innovative pilot scale biofuel production facility Perth.

$1 billion in untapped clean energy opportunities in WA

Thu, 26 February 2015 Western Australia has an exciting opportunity to join the race for renewable energy and the investment and jobs it brings, according to the Clean Energy Council.

Calling all solar companies: boost your exposure at Solar 2015

Thu, 26 February 2015 Solar companies looking to maximise their exposure at the upcoming Solar 2015 event in Melbourne can do so via the April EcoGeneration magazine, which will be distributed to all attendees at the event.


Wed, 25 February 2015 Upcoming solar industry events include SEIA Victoria’s Annual Installers Conference from 26-27 February, the SEIA NSW Annual Installers Conference on 20 March and the Solar 2015 conference and exhibition on 17-19 May.

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 big RET myths busted

Wed, 25 February 2015 The Climate Council has published an infographic on Australia’s Renewable Energy Target to help people clarify the myths surrounding the policy.

SA Gov introduces bill for Building Upgrade Finance mechanism

Sun, 15 February 2015 The South Australian Government has introduced a bill into parliament for a Building Upgrade Finance mechanism to improve the environmental efficiency of existing commercial buildings in the state.

Webinar: ‘Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems’

Thu, 12 February 2015 Bioenergy Australia will host a webinar focusing on the climate change effects of bioenergy on 4 March 2015.

ATA partners with crowd-funding solar start-up to support clean energy

Thu, 12 February 2015 The Alternative Technology Association has formed a national partnership with The People's Solar, a crowd-funding solar start-up, to enable tax-deductible donations to support clean energy and communities.

NHMRC report: no link between wind farms and negative health impacts

Thu, 12 February 2015 The National Health and Medical Research Council’s has released its report on wind farms and health, which found no link between wind turbines and health impacts, the clean energy industry peak body said.

550 MW solar farm ‘Desert Sunlight’ comes online in US

Wed, 11 February 2015 The 550 megawatt Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Centre, California has been officially opened.

NETWORKING: Upcoming CEC Installer Nights

Tue, 10 February 2015 The Clean Energy Council is hosting upcoming installer nights for accredited solar installers in Wollongong, Adelaide and Melbourne.

TALKING POINTS: Expanding into commercial solar

Tue, 10 February 2015 Solar businesses looking to expand into commercial-scale installations face potential pitfalls due to the complexity of the market. West Australian Alternative Energy’s Simon Barclay looks at the factors to be aware of,

Three new wind farms to deliver 200 MW clean energy through reverse auction

Mon, 9 February 2015 Three new wind farms will be built in Victoria and South Australia as a result of the ACT Government’s first wind energy reverse auction.

COMPANY NEWS: 2014 a breakthrough year for JA Solar in the South Pacific

Fri, 6 February 2015 JA Solar has announced a major breakthrough in the South Pacific market in 2014, supplying several national solar projects in countries such as New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea with its solar modules.

Melbourne breaks records with high-rise block’s 47.5 kW solar system

Fri, 6 February 2015 Melbourne is setting new records in the switch to renewable energy, with the owner’s corporation at a Docklands high-rise installing a 47.5 kilowatt solar system.

pitt&sherry report:  Emissions increase comes to a halt

Fri, 6 February 2015 The latest CEDEX update from pitt&sherry’s shows the increase in emissions from electricity generation since the end of June 2014, has come to a halt, at least for a month.

Green Cities 2015 registrations open

Thu, 5 February 2015 Hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and the Property Council of Australia, Green Cities 2015 will be held from 17-18 March in Melbourne at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

ATA report: Emissions down in move from gas to efficient electric

Thu, 5 February 2015 New analysis from the Alternative Technology Association shows the environmental benefits of switching from gas to efficient electric appliances in the home.

Construction on track at AGL’s Nyngan and Broken Hill solar plants

Thu, 5 February 2015 AGL has confirmed that construction of its utility-scale solar plants, in Nyngan and Broken Hill in western New South Wales, are progressing on schedule.

Tesla charges forward down under

Wed, 4 February 2015 In this article from our February 2015 edition, Tesla Motors Marketing and Communications Manager Heath Walker spoke with EcoGeneration’s Nina Carr about the Model S and the company’s plans to accelerate EV adoption.

5 minutes on leadership with Amanda Steele

Tue, 3 February 2015 CBRE Pacific Head of Sustainability Amanda Steele has over 15 years' experience in sustainability. Here, she shares some insights from the field.

VIC commercial kitchen hire company installs solar

Thu, 29 January 2015 Commercial kitchen hire company, Cooking Space, in North Melbourne, Victoria has installed a 30 kilowatt solar PV system by accessing finance through the Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

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