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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Virtual Power Plants And The Future Ubiquity Of Energy Creation

“Virtual power plants are a network of grid-connected assets that you could control to provide support to the grid,”

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Sonnen to pay Australian households with batteries to help stabilise the grid

Households in New Zealand will be hoping an initiative in Australia may become a reality here as grid-operators begin to understand the value distributed generation and storage can have in stabilising the grid and reducing peak demands. A limited trial is underway in New Zealand to understand this value at a commercial scale but the regulatory regime in Australia has progressed faster and is more open to the establishment of virtual power plants, aggregating smaller home batteries and distributed energy resources such as solar PV together to effectively act at grid-scale.

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