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Environmental impact statements for Glenellen and Jindera solar farm proposals being finalised

PROPOSED: There are plans for two solar farms near Jindera. Above are the project land areas as outlined in preliminary plans put to the NSW government. Panels would not cover the entirety of the properties, which would be leased for 20-30 years.Environmental impact statements are being finalised for proposed solar projects worth a combined $300 […]

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Work starts on solar array

Work has officially started on the next stage of a renewable energy revolution at the Albury Waste Management Centre, with the first sod turned on a new solar power array. The project, which will see the construction of about 4,000 solar panels, is expected to be operating by March 2019. It will form part of the Albury […]

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Indigo Power unveiled as community energy retailer’s name

IMAGE: SOLAR POWER: Ron Boulton, Vanessa Welsh, Ben McGowan, Cam Klose, Denis Ginnivan and Jenny Davis unveil the community energy retailer’s name, Indigo Power. Picture: KYLIE ESLERThe votes are in and the North East’s community energy retailer will be named Indigo Power, after the native flowering plant Indigofera Australis, found across the region.  Community Energy Network convenor […]

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Plans for $80 million solar farm at Wodonga’s Logic industrial hub revealed by man who has driven project since 2010

IMAGE: Row upon row: A mock-up of how the solar farm to be built at the Logic industrial estate at Barnawartha North will appear.THERE will be 80,000 panels, pointing north away from the Hume Freeway, at the City of Wodonga’s first solar farm.  Details of the development earmarked for the Logic industrial hub were outlined on Tuesday […]

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Renewable energy sharing to be looked at in energy wars, as government finalises NEG legislation

IMAGE: Indi MP Cathy McGowan and Senator Bridget McKenzieCathy McGowan will hold off giving her support to the National Energy Guarantee until the federal government considers including community energy. Legislation on the NEG is expected to be introduced to Parliament later next week, with the government saying its plan was the best way to guarantee energy […]

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