Beer makers Young Henry’s will greatly expand their solar capacity, with help from grass-roots solar experts Pingala, by installing panels on the roof of their warehouse adjacent the famous Newtown brewery.
For the first time since April, SEEK recorded a decline in job ads in August, reporting a reduction in job ads by 2 per cent month on month. The boom in jobs in manufacturing, transport and logistics, trades and services and construction seems to have cooled slightly (reporting a month on month drop of 3 […]
Haystacks is Australia’s first large scale solar garden, enabling everyone to participate in the clean energy revolution whether or not they have access to a sunny rooftop – pioneering a way for locked out energy users to access renewable energy. Haystacks solar garden is being constructed on a farm in the Riverina of NSW and […]
Community solar group Pingala has teamed up with the Community Power Agency and Komo Energy on Australia’s first major offsite solar garden project. And there could be more if we can overcome the financial hurdles such as lumping solar co-operatives in with corporate investment schemes. Common in the US and parts of Europe, solar gardens […]
The City of Sydney has paired 20 emerging climate leaders with 20 established climate leaders in the country’s first iteration of the Women4Climate mentoring program.
All-Energy Conference: Tracey Cooper of the Valley Centre brought a pause moment in the All-Energy Conference, bringing to the fore some views on energy from Indigenous people in Australia and other First Nations people she’s worked with.
Community-driven renewable energy projects are moving ahead in leaps and bounds, and the Coalition for Community Energy aims to give more aspiring projects a leg up with a new edition of its Small Scale Community Solar Guide.
A new toolkit launched at this week’s Community Energy Congress in Melbourne aims to make it easier to establish and finance locally owned renewable energy projects. Developed by Frontier Impact Group in collaboration with community groups including Sydney’s Pingala, it lays out the various governance structures and steps to obtaining financing for projects. Managing director […]
Adrian Merrick was an energy industry heavyweight, heading up EnergyAustralia’s retail business arm. So why has he left the big leagues to start a social enterprise energy retailer promising to direct more than half of its profits to community causes or renewable energy?
Demand was so fierce to invest in a community solar project for the Young Henrys’ brewery in Sydney that the 300 applications to participate had to be put in a raffle barrel and drawn out.
In brief: Lismore City Council has approved tenders for what are believed to be the first council-owned and community-funded solar farms in Australia.
A co-operative group committed to advancing renewable energy in Sydney is set to install a community-owned solar power plant on a brewery in Newtown, after receiving grant funding from the City of Sydney. It is thought that once the solar panels are switched on, the project will be the first of its kind operating in […]