Switzerland Votes For More Renewables And Nuclear Power Phase Out

Nuclear power station - Switzerland

Yes to more renewables, no to nuclear power | Image: BKW FMB Energie AG, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Swiss voters have endorsed Energy Strategy 2050, a government plan that will see renewables including wind and solar power beefed up and nuclear power phased out in the country.

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Western Australian Museum Construction About To Get Under Way

Western Australian Museum - Solar Power

Old Meets New | Image: WA Museum

The first sod of soil was turned at the site of the new Western Australian Museum yesterday, a huge project that will also incorporate a solar power aspect.

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Australia’s National Electricity Market – “Don’t Panic”

National Electricity Market - Powering Ahead

Keep calm but don’t carry on as is – Grattan Institute

A new report warns of the danger of politicians panicking over the situation with Australia’s National Electricity Market and ultimately pushing electricity prices higher.

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World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm Connected To The Grid

Floating solar farm

Solar power making use of what coal wrecked | Image : Sungrow

A 40MW floating solar farm, constructed on what would otherwise be a “useless” area due to the impacts of coal mining, has been connected to the mains electricity grid in Huainan, China.

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Campbell Souping Up Solar Power Capacity

Campbell's Soup - solar panels

4.4MW Of Solar Panels For Campbell Soup Company’s Global HQ

Campbell Soup Company has announced the beginning of construction of a 4.4MW solar electricity plant at its world headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.

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Lego Group Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Target

Wind and solar power - Lego

Lego greening up with wind and solar power | Image : Lego Group

Lego Group has announced it has reached its 100% renewable energy target set in 2013 well ahead of schedule.

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Karma Automotive Officially Launches (Somewhat) Solar Assisted Revero

Karma Revero

Solar powered? Not Quite | Image: Karma Automotive

Officially launched last week, the first Karma Revero Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are making their way to dealers across the USA and Canada.

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Surplus Renewable Energy Certificates To Pay For Victoria’s Desalinated Water

Victorian Desalination Plant

Victorian Desalination Plant, Wonthaggi | Image: Google Maps

The Victorian Government says the water order from the Victorian Desalination Plant for 2017/8 will be 15 gigalitres, but Melbourne households won’t be slugged with additional water bill charges.

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Tesco Climbs On The 100% Renewable Energy Bandwagon

Wind and solar power - Tesco

Every Little Bit Of Renewable Energy Helps – Image: Tesco

Retailing giant Tesco has committed to powering its stores and distribution centre operations with 100% renewable energy by 2030.

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CEC Announces Solar Module De-Listing

Solar panel de-listing - CEC

PV modules struck from the CEC Approved Products List

The Clean Energy Council (CEC), the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia, has for the first time openly communicated the de-listing of solar panels from its Approved Product List.

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