Out Of The Ashes II – The Coal Ash Threat In NSW

Coal ash pollution in New South Wales

Image: Out Of The Ashes II – Hunter Community Environment Centre (HCEC)

A report released by Hunter Community Environment Centre (HCEC) yesterday estimates 100 tonnes of harmful heavy metals leach into NSW waterways every year from coal ash waste in four regions. [Read more…]

Solar Installations Back On Track In Melbourne

Solar panels in Melbourne

Huzzah! As of this morning, solar installations are able to go ahead in Melbourne – and metropolitan installers will be keen to get cracking. [Read more…]

Solar Energy Helps Councils Shine At Awards

LGNSW Excellence in the Environment Awards - Solar

The use of solar power has assisted a couple of councils towards a win in Local Government NSW’s (LGNSW’s) Excellence in the Environment Awards. [Read more…]

Caravan Solar Panels – Are Your Mounting Brackets Just Glued On?

Caravan solar panel safety

Image source: Graeme Twine via ABC

“Glue and screw” is the message a camper trailer owner has for those installing solar panels on caravan roofs – it could save lives. [Read more…]

Blacktown City Council Solar Panel Installation Complete

Blacktown City Council solar panel installation

The installation of solar panels for a 707kW PV project for Sydney’s Blacktown City Council involving multiple sites was completed last week according to Risen Energy Australia. [Read more…]

First Green Light For Gold Coast Region Solar + Battery Project

Golmine solar farm location

Image: Google Earth

A solar farm project featuring battery storage that’s been in the pipeline for a few years inched closer towards reality yesterday at a City of Gold Coast council meeting. [Read more…]

IKEA Adelaide’s Solar + Storage Microgrid Project Progressing

IKEA Adelaide solar panels and battery system

Artist’s impression of IKEA Adelaide solar + storage installation

The first solar panels have been lifted on to the rooftop of IKEA’s retail outlet in Adelaide as part of a major solar power + battery storage microgrid project at the site. [Read more…]

UN Secretary-General Again Calls For End To Fossil Fuel Subsidies

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged members of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action to keep pushing for a green COVID-19 recovery. [Read more…]

Vales Point Power Station Pollution Fine “Chump Change”

Vales Point Power Station

Less than a week after being tapped for a Federal Government grant, a fine has been issued for waste and pollution offences at Vales Point Power Station in New South Wales. [Read more…]

Electricity Meter Upgrade Complaints Drop In South Australia

Electricity meter changeovers in South Australia

Image: rgaudet17

South Australia’s Energy & Water Ombudsman handled fewer complaints in 2019-20; including regarding issues relating to meter upgrades for solar power system installations. [Read more…]