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Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 22 July 2019

Green bonds now issued in Victoria - Optimus Energy is the leading wholesale distributor of solar energy products in Australia

Victoria’s efforts to go green reached new heights. It is now the first government in Australia to issue its own green bonds.


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 9 July 2019

 

Australia has broken through another key milestone in small-scale rooftop solar capacity, with 9GW now installed across the count...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 27 June 2019

 

Australia's largest integrated battery and solar farm was officially opened in Victoria's north on Friday.

The 50-meg...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 3 June 2019

 

Cuts to home and small business power prices will fall in regional Queensland in the next financial year because of down...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 20 May 2019

 

Canberra will be effectively powered by renewable energy from October 1 — the first Australian jurisdiction to d...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 6 May 2019

 

Following its hottest summer on record, Australia will head to the polls on 18 May with climate set to be high on the agenda...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 23 April 2019

 

 

First-quarter data from Green Energy Markets shows double the uptake of small-scale roof...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 11 April 2019

 

Royal Dutch Shell says it expects to lay down a substantial challenge to Australia’s major powe...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 1 April 2019

 

About 4 million Australians will receive a one-time payment to help with their next energy bill and cost-of-living expens...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 19 March 2019

 

Giving last week’s National Press Club address, New South Wales Opposition Lead...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 5 March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 18 February 2019

We still have time to avert the worst impacts of climate change, but heatwaves are now an inevitable part of Australia’s future.

 

Heatwaves and blackouts have been the talk of the town as temperatures climbed over 40C in all states except Tasmania, and ...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 23 January 2019

Long gone are the days when electricity generators and retailers looked at solar power and laughed. After realizing solar would change everything, their resistance began and then finally grudging acceptance (although some continue to fight it).

WA Wholesale Electricity Price Rises Under The Spotlight

 

Synergy’s wholesale elec...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 8 January 2019

Construction has started on the Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia, a 175-MW new utility-scale renewable energy project expected to be built by July of this year.

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Construction has started on the Finley Solar Farm in New South W...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 17 December 2018

In a sector-leading move, the University of Newcastle has signed a seven-year contract with Red Energy to buy 100% renewable electricity across its Newcastle and Central Coast campuses.

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In a sector-leading move, the University of Newcastle has s...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 3 December 2018

New South Wales could become home to a 4 GW solar, wind and storage facility, which would be the largest single renewable energy project developed in the National Electricity Market.

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New South Wales could become home to a 4 GW solar, wind and storage...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 21 November 2018

If you’re a solar energy user, we’re sure you already come across with the word “Net Metering”. But what does net metering really means? How does it work? Is there any benefit on it?

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If you’re a solar energy user, we’re sure you already come across with th...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 12 November 2018

A new-build school in the northern coastal suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, has become the first in Australia to be powered 100 percent by rooftop solar and battery storage.

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A new-build school in the northern coastal sub...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 29 October 2018

The shift to renewables by the giants of the industry continues this week, with the news that Coca-Cola Amatil will install 3.5MW of solar, to cut its grid power usage in Australia by 14 percent and its annual energy costs by up to $1.3 million.

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The shift to renewables by the giants of the industry continue...


Author: Darvin Tocmo   Date Posted: 15 October 2018

The sharply rising levels of rooftop and grid-level solar power will force difficult discussions as Australia reaches a solar peak, energy chiefs say.

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The sharply rising levels of rooftop and grid-level sol...