Daily Archives: August 27, 2019

Victoria government triples number of home solar rebates for September

By Sophie Vorrath Victoria Labor government yields to calls to fix troubled rooftop solar rebate, with raft of changes including almost tripling number of applications open for September. The post Victoria government triples number of home solar rebates for September appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Smart use of air-conditioners can avoid blackouts this summer

By Rod Woolley Forecast blackout threats for this coming summer in Victoria could be avoided with a highly targeted, aggressive demand reduction air conditioning upgrade program. The post Smart use of air-conditioners can avoid blackouts this summer appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Mitsubishi invests in UK company to bring off-grid solar to Asia

By Jillian Ambrose Japanese conglomerate backs solar utility BBOXX to expand service in south Asia and AfricaA British energy firm lighting up homes in Africa with pay-as-you-go solar power has secured £40m to extend its reach to Asia with the help of Japan’s Mitsubishi.The conglomerate has taken a stake in off-grid solar company BBOXX through…

Federal Coalition is white-anting Australia’s electricity governance

By David Leitch The Coalition is deliberately white-anting Australia’s electricity governance, and the result will likely be a slower transition, and an increased risk of blackouts. The post Federal Coalition is white-anting Australia’s electricity governance appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Trees

By John Benson This post will explain the right way to do reforestation (replanting woodlands in areas that were previously cleared) and afforestation (planting woodlands in areas where there were no recent forests). Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s best thinkers on…

Wind energy retains lead over hydropower, according to latest EIA report

By Michelle Froese U.S. renewable energy sources (including wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal energy) accounted for more than a fifth (20.1%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first six months of 2019. This is according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A year…

MCE completes 3-MW solar project in Napa County, California

By Kelly Pickerel California community choice aggregation (CCA) MCE has completed its first local, renewable energy project in Napa County. Along with developer Renewable Properties, MCE held a ribbon cutting for the 3-MW American Canyon Solar Project this month. “This is an ideal location for a solar project and a great use for this parcel,…

Taylor Co. wind turbine fire at 200 acres and 50% containment #TX

By National Wind Watch A wind turbine caught on fire in southwest Taylor County late Monday afternoon. Crews worked all night putting containment lines and forward progression has stopped. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire is estimated at 200 acres and 50% containment. Update: The #RhodesRanch3Fire in Taylor County is estimated at…

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