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Hobsons Bay Council Headed For Carbon Neutrality

Victoria’s Hobsons Bay City Council appears confident to reach its goal of attaining “carbon neutrality” in terms of its own operations in 2020. The City of Hobsons Bay is a local government area in Melbourne covering 65 km² that incorporates suburbs including Altona, Williamstown and Newport. Back in 2008, the Council developed a Greenhouse Action …

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Canberra’s New Zero Emissions School To Open In 2021

By Soleira: The ACT Government has announced the builder of the Territory’s second zero-emissions school, and says detailed design work for construction has already begun. Construction of the new school in Molonglo Valley is expected to start  this year to be ready for operation for the start of the 2021 school year. Molonglo Valley is …

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Australia’s Solar Panel Validation Initiative (SPVI)

By: Soleira The Clean Energy Regulator’s Solar Panel Validation program ensures modules used in an installation are genuine, are backed by warranty, meet standards and are eligible for Australia’s “solar rebate”. It also expedites claims for small scale technology certificates (STCs), on which the solar rebate is based. Validation is achieved through a mobile app …

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Increased Rebates

The Victorian Government has payed attention to the concerns of the community and the state’s residential solar power sector, announcing this morning a major increase in solar panel rebate allocations for next month. This month’s allocation of 3,767 rebates was gone in just 90 minutes after release on August 1, leaving thousands of Victorians frustrated …

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The Rise of Clean Energy

Over the past few decades, the emergence of new technologies such as cellular and smart phones, laptops, tablets and smart home devices, coupled with decreasing cost and financing solutions of household appliances and entertainment products, are putting upward pressure on electricity demand. Even with established energy efficiency measures put in place, along with a growing …

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