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How do I get solar panels in my school?

Posted March 18, 2019 13:04:19 Photo: Students are the main champions behind sustainability initiatives in schools. (Supplied: Solar My School) The You Ask, We Answer election project has received more than 100 audience questions about the environment, with many NSW voters telling us that climate change policies will determine their decision on Saturday. Solar subsidies […]

‘Voting Liberal has been my default. I’m changing’: How climate could change the NSW election

Updated March 04, 2019 07:17:04 Photo: Johan Hedstrom says the NSW Liberal Party isn’t doing enough on climate change. (ABC News: Brigid Glanville) It’s a sticky February morning and Willoughby resident Johan Hedstrom is on his walk around picturesque Middle Cove on Sydney Harbour. He’s in Harold Reid Reserve, where the sound of birds singing […]

Does heat help or hinder solar panels?

Posted March 02, 2019 10:27:08 Photo: The perfect temperature for a solar panel itself is about 25C. (Reuters: Mike Blake) The future of solar energy in Australia has never looked brighter. Key points: Demand for electricity is expected to increase in parts of Australia this weekend Experts say solar panels become less efficient in extreme […]


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Shell to buy battery maker in ‘major play’ for renewables

Updated February 16, 2019 14:41:58 Global petroleum giant Shell has announced it will take over German home battery company Sonnen, as part of its strategy of investing in renewable technologies. Key points: Shell says Sonnen is a global leader in energy storage Advocates say the takeover is a positive step for renewables Sonnen is currently […]

Australia on track to meet Paris Agreement early, researchers say

Posted February 08, 2019 05:40:30 Photo: Sundrop Farm, on the outskirts of Port Augusta, uses solar energy to desalinate water and grow tomatoes. (ABC News: Carl Saville) Australia is on track to meet its Paris climate commitments five years earlier than expected — in 2025 — according to new research from the Australian National University. […]