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Totally Renewable Yackandandah wins national Banksia Foundation environment award

The community project working to transform Yackandandah into a town powered by solar energy has been honoured with a national environment award.Totally Renewable Yackandandah was presented with the Banksia Foundation’s sustainable and resilient communities award at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday night.Co-chair Matthew Charles-Jones said the group was thrilled with the award.“It’s an acknowledgement […]

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Solar energy computers ready for Australia-first trial in Yackandandah

A new smart device which will tell residents how to best control their energy use has been introduced to solar installation crews in Yackandandah.The “ubi” has been designed by AusNet’s Mondo energy service and will be installed at homes in conjunction with solar panels and battery storage in an Australia-first trial.Mondo acting project manager Simon Priest […]

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It’s time to support community energy projects – Cathy McGowan

It’s time for the government to do its bit supporting community energy, Cathy told the Parliament on August 14th 2017. Cathy acknowledged Indigo, Wodonga and Benalla councils, the Winton Wetlands, Renewable Albury Wodonga, Totally Renewable Yackandandah, the Benalla Sustainable Future Group, the Up2Us Landcare group in Mansfield, the Wangaratta Sustainability Network, the Murrindindi Climate Network, North East Water, and […]

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Congress taps into growing energy for renewables

In 1997, when I got my first brick-sized mobile phone, there was no way I’d have predicted that in 20 years I could make video calls on a miniature computer. We know technological change moves fast, perhaps nowhere more so than in the electricity sector.From President Barack Obama to Australia’s peak industry association the AI […]

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