Kea Energy Solar Farm in Marlborough

Something flat, sunny, and spacious was on Campbell McMath's shopping list in Marlborough.

The Kea Energy managing director was not looking for a new home, but rather a site to develop the country's biggest solar power farm.

It took him almost a year, but McMath found what he was looking for in the Wairau Valley.

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Proposed carbon budgets require heavy lifting by the electricity sector

Meeting the carbon budgets proposed by the Climate Commission requires a fit-for-purpose electricity system and market able to cope with the heavy lifting required for rapid electrification and uptake of renewable, distributed energy resources (DER).

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Options to remove regulatory barriers for solar & other clean energy

Midwest Renewable Energy Association Files Lawsuit to Open Solar and Other Clean Energy Opportunities for Wisconsinites

Earthjustice represents MREA to remove barriers preventing Wisconsinites from accessing the benefits of local clean energy development. 

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Virtual power plants could be pathway to decarbonization

A VPP uses software to better control renewable electricity generation.

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Climate Commission Report Good News for Distributed Energy Sector

The Climate Change Commission has released draft advice to the government calling for "transformational and lasting change across society and the economy".

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Home solar and batteries “the norm” in new Brisbane property developments

Two residential developments being built in suburban Brisbane will feature “futuristic” new homes fitted out with rooftop solar, battery storage and heat pump hot water systems, a standard the Queensland government hopes will become “the norm” in the state as it aims for net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Australia’s retail sector led the switch to renewable electricity in 2020

2020 was the year that Australian businesses got serious about accelerating the transition to renewable energy, according to a report by Greenpeace.

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Applications to the Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme are now open

The Minister of Energy and Resources has announced applications to the Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme are now open.

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Public Consultation - EV Chargers for Residential Applications

Please be advised that Standards NZ have issued the above draft document for public consultation.

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Govt Announcement of social housing trials

The Minister of Energy and Resources Hon. Megan Wood has just announced the social housing trial fund, implementing PV, storage and seeking innovative use of digitalisation to make better use of generated energy and all excess generation, now open for expressions of interest and proposals for projects. Please see the Beehive website here for the announcement details.

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