AllGrid’s Year in Review

It’s coming up to the end of the year, and members of the AllGrid Energy team are packing down their desks and heading home for the holidays. When we’re not too caught up in the festivities of this silly season, it is great to look back on the successes of the year and be proud of the efforts we have made. It has been a huge year of setbacks and victories for everyone pushing for...

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Nicola Wilkins: Winner of CEC’s Developing Women Directors Scholarship

The Clean Energy Council (CEC), Australia's clean energy peak body,  recently awarded 2016’s second Developing Women Directors award to Nicola Wilkins, an engineer with Downer. The award is part of much needed push toward gender parity on company boards which international research  shows enables a range of better business outcomes and significantly reduces the pay gap between men and women. Currently only 23.4 percent of the board positions of Australian companies are taken up by women. In...

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Australia Leads the Way in Fossil Fuel Divestment

by Nicolas Huntington For many years our climate has taken a beating, with Australians feeling the effects year after year with the steadily increasing temperatures and wilder weather events. Fossil fuels has played a large part in this catastrophe, but thankfully over the past 5 years the fossil fuel divestment movement has been gaining more and more traction. The sum divested from fossil fuel has doubled from the previous year, taking the total to 5.2...

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Standing up for sustainable change

In an important victory for Indigenous people everywhere, the Dakota Pipeline protest has been successful. The protest was against a pipeline proposed to be drilled under the Missouri river, only half a kilometre away from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s ancients lands. This may not be the end of the story for the pipeline, as plans are currently being made to search for alternative crossings, but it is a hopeful development none the less. The...

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Towards a Zero Carbon Foot Print with Storage

Solar storage is fast becoming the most viable solution for Australia. The motivation to make the transformation to solar powered renewables is stacking up rapidly. It stems from climate science continuing to force our society to face the reality of what we are doing to the planet. It stems from Australia being one of the 55 countries agreeing to the tenets of the Paris agreements. But most importantly for solar storage in Australia, it stems from the vast...

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How to Power On When the Grid Goes Down

by Henry Gilbert and Deborah Oberon Energy security and reliability. These are words to pause and reflect on in the wake of the series of catastrophic storms that have swept across South Australia. These supercell storms destroyed 22 transmission towers which caused the grid to completely shut down. 80,000 homes were left completely without power, and ElectraNet and emergency teams have been working around the clock to get everything up and running again. We are...

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