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Tag: Renewable energy

Call for crackdown before new solar rules

The Clean Energy Council has called for a regulatory crackdown on Australia's poles and wires companies before the introduction of new solar rules for households.

Schools powering Upper Hunter electorate

An Upper Hunter school is part of an innovative new program being piloted to explore the potential for educational facilities to use solar PV panels and batteries to generate electricity for themselves.

Solar rollout in full swing to cut electricity costs

A multi-million-dollar renewable energy project is in full swing as the installation of 1,200 solar panels at Morpeth Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) builds on Hunter Water’s push to reduce the organisation’s carbon...

Newcastle slow on solar uptake, report shows

Despite its seemingly endless days of sunshine, new studies show just 8% of Newcastle homes run on solar energy - compared to the national average of 29%. For many Australian providers, these figures...

Cessnock City Council pledges for climate

Cessnock City Council has adopted five action pledges as part of its membership to the Cities Power Partnership (CPP), Australia’s largest local government climate network. Member councils have six months to select several...

Renewable future for retired coal mine?

In a rare stand of unity, federal and state politicians appear likely to back a trial project that will look at transforming an old Hunter coal mine into a source of reliable...

Council’s plan to act on climate change

A fleet of electric vehicles, additional renewables and LED lighting are part of City of Newcastle’s new Climate Action Plan. The plan covers both the council’s operations and Newcastle to accelerate emission reduction...

Small wind turbine startup revolutionises telecommunications

A University of Newcastle-based startup is attracting large commercial investment to improve remote and emergency telecommunication access in bushfire prone areas. Diffuse Energy’s small wind turbine innovation has secured $400,000 in seed funding...