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The New Joneses Show Off Renewable Technology In Melbourne This Month

The New Joneses is a fully-functional, sustainable, off-grid pop-up home that is launching to the public in Melbourne tomorrow. The project is a collaboration between more than 10 companies providing eco-friendly home solutions — one of which is Enphase Energy, who have brought to the table a modular home battery that is shaping up to be a very real competitor for Tesla’s Powerwall.


A Newtown Housing Co-Op Will Have Australia's First Multi-Dwelling Solar And Battery Storage System

One student housing co-op’s electricity needs will soon be covered by a solar array and battery storage system, in the first installation of its kind in Australia. The City of Sydney is providing the funding for the project as part of an environmental grant.


Solar And Wind Could Be The Dominant Source Of Power In The US By 2030

The price of wind and solar is steadily dropping, leading researchers to conclude that CO2 emissions from power production in the US could be significantly reduced within 15 years. And to distribute this energy, they’re calling on America to build an “electron superhighway.”


Watch A Massive Solar Power Plant Take Shape In The Sahara Desert

Construction for the first phase of Morocco’s Noor 1 power plant is nearing completion. Once complete in 2020, the solar farm will be the largest of its kind in the world. But even now, the plant’s half-million solar mirrors are already visible from space.


Scotland Just Hit Australia's 2030 Renewable Energy Target In 2014

Earlier this year Bill Shorten unveiled a bold plan to bring 50% of Australia’s electricity generated by renewable sources by 2030. A plan he said would be shot down by scare tactics by the current government.

But the Scottish Government just announced it reached that same target. In 2014.


Australians Want All Households To Have Solar Panels

The Australian public has always been quicker to adopt renewable energy technology than our government, but a new survey done by SolarMarket suggests that Australian households are more ready than ever to embrace renewable energy both at home and on the grid. Almost 90 per cent of respondents — out of the 2897 people who answered — agreed that all new houses built in Australia should be equipped with solar panels.


Uruguay Is Putting The World's Largest Carbon Emitters To Shame

As the world’s top carbon offenders attempt to one-up each other with commitments in Paris this week, one country is quietly snickering from the sidelines. That would be Uruguay, which already sources a staggering 94.5 oer cent of its electricity from renewables.


China's New Carbon Pledge Puts The US Clean Power Plan To Shame

In the wake of yet another bout of devastating smog, China announced today that it plans cut its power sector carbon emissions 60 per cent by 2020, a promise that puts the US Clean Power Plan to shame. If fulfilled, the pledge would make a major dent in global carbon pollution.


Yet Another Study Finds The US Could Quit All Fossil Fuels By 2050

Earlier this year, the Clean Power Plan pledged to cut US power plant carbon emissions by 32 per cent by 2050. A new study says the US can do way better than that: reducing all greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent and running the country entirely on renewable energy by 2050.


Solar, Tesla And Beyond: The Four Possible Futures Of Australia's Electricity Network

Where will your electricity come from in ten years? Or even further in the future, in 2050? Are you planning on installing solar panels on your rooftop sometime soon? Have you been eyeing off one of Tesla’s shiny new Powerwall batteries to put in next to your washing machine? Or would you prefer to just turn on a switch without worrying where it comes from, short of receiving your power bill at the end of the month. The CSIRO wanted to know what Australia’s electricity network could look like 35 years and put together these four potential scenarios.


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