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Melbourne unveils plan to boost CBD bicycle traffic to 25% by 2020

March 11, 2016 2:53 pm

A plan to vastly improve bicycle access to the Melbourne CBD, and thus reduce the number of four-wheeled traffic, has been released by the City Of Melbourne, for consideration by Council next Tuesday. The finalised Bicycle Plan 2016 – 20, to be released to the public on Friday afternoon, aims to improve connections into and through the city centre along four strategic cycling corridors. Its ultimate aim is to have

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Renewable Cities Forum launched alongside the successful 2016 Australian Energy Storage Exhibition

November 24, 2015 11:54 am

The inaugural Renewable Cities Forum 2016, to be held in Sydney on 1 & 2 June, was announced today by Luke Kasprzak, Event Director at Exhibition and Trade Fairs. With the important developments of the Paris Climate Conference, cities around the world have been taking up the challenge of setting their targets for renewable energy.  Globally, the City of Sydney is already leading and has chaired and hosted C40 Climate Network

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Tyalgum: Will this small northern NSW town be the first in Australia to voluntarily go completely off the grid?

November 23, 2015 1:07 am

Tyalgum is quietly working on a plan to become the first town in Australia to voluntarily disconnect from the electricity grid. Tyalgum, in north-east New South Wales, is home to about 300 people and what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in ambition. The small community is currently working to become 100 per cent reliant on renewable energy, and if it achieves this goal it could

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How Vancouver Will Adopt 100% Renewable Energy

November 23, 2015 1:03 am

Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy has been released. The city currently obtains 31% of its’ from clean energy sources. Though the Acting City Manager says he finds it “hard to imagine a city without fossil fuels,” he “enthusiastically supports” this plan.  How Vancouver will adopt 100% renewable energy by 2050. The Target   The target is “to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2007 levels.” As “Vancouver’s 2007 emissions “were equivalent to

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