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Nissan: There will be more EV charging stations in the UK than petrol stations by 2020

August 17, 2016 11:43 am

Charged EVs | Nissan: There will be more EV charging stations in the UK than petrol stations by 2020 As EV adoption accelerates, some parts of the world already have more charging facilities than gas stations, including Japan and Manhattan. Now Nissan is predicting that the UK will follow suit by 2020. The maker of the LEAF (and a tireless promoter and financer of public charging stations) forecasts that in

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Large-scale solar could meet two-thirds of Australia’s renewable target

August 15, 2016 4:51 pm

As much as two-thirds of the 6GW of new-build renewable generation still needed to meet Australia’s 2020 renewable energy target could come from large-scale solar, according to First Solar’s head of project management in the Asia Pacific region, Jack Curtis. In an interview with RenewEconomy on Thursday, Curtis said that the investment environment for large-scale solar in Australia was the most positive First Solar had witnessed since entering the market a

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Electric vehicles can help Australia slash emissions at no extra cost

August 15, 2016 3:44 pm

Australian transport emissions are high and growing rapidly. At the same time renewables are steadily making their way into the national grid and people are actively reevaluating their personal ‘energy security’. It is now very clear to everybody that energy storage – via the grid itself and via batteries and battery management – will be key to what happens in the energy sector next. What is also clear is that

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Why cities are vital to the success of the Paris Agreement

July 28, 2016 11:30 am

Cities play a unique and crucial role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Making public transport more attractive and accessible, and sharing expertise among cities are two key ways to making urban areas more sustainable and liveable, say city leaders and experts.   As cities all over the world compete to attract global talent and investments, their journey to becoming sustainable and liveable must begin with tackling transport challenges, said global city

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The Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition Delivers an Influx of Quality Visitors

June 15, 2016 10:53 am

The Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition opened on 1 June at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, to a warm welcome from the highest quality of visitors the industry had to offer. Visitors came from all over Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and were eager to experience the pioneering technologies and discuss and debate the developments and opportunities that energy storage offers. The conference, defined by the theme ‘Thinking

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Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

May 20, 2016 12:30 pm

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours. Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures. Electricity consumption in the country was fully covered by solar, wind and hydro power in an extraordinary 107-hour run that lasted from 6.45am

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Goulburn 1MW Community Solar Farm set for launch

May 11, 2016 11:19 am

Plans to develop a community-owned 1MW solar farm in the New South Wales southern tablelands city of Goulburn are making headway, with the public launch of the project set for early next month. The group behind a feasibility study into the project, Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G), said on Tuesday that the solar farm would be officially launched on June 4, along with the results of the feasibility study, by

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Simon Corbell MLA, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, ACT, to open Renewable Cities Australia Forum

May 4, 2016 4:12 pm

The ACT government has boosted its commitment to renewable energy by not only bringing their renewable targets forward by four years but also announcing Canberra will be powered fully by renewables by this time. On Friday, Minister Corbell announced its revised target of 100% renewable by 2020 saying it will be both “achievable and affordable”. “As leaders in the renewable energy field, the ACT is reaping the environmental and economic

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Announcing Two New Dialogue Reports

April 6, 2016 12:10 pm

Renewable Cities, Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue are pleased to announce the release of two new reports from dialogues held at COP21 in Paris and in Kassel, Germany. DIALOGUE REPORT: 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CITIES                         DIALOGUE REPORT: KASSEL INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE ON 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Registrations are now open and program announced

March 18, 2016 10:25 am

Registrations are now open and program announced for the inaugural Renewable Cities Australia Forum held between 1 – 2 June 2016, Australian Technology Park, Sydney. Cities and towns hold the key to the structural changes that are needed for going renewable and representatives of the capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, regional cities of Moreland and Gosford, and towns of Newstead and Tyalgum will, ‘Share the Solutions’ a theme for

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