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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Sustainable Goals with Joshua Gilbert

Joshua is Worimi man from the Mid North Coast of NSW, a rising leader who participated in the cop21 talks in Paris and is dedicated to recreating the agricultural industry with sustainable practices. He was also one of the amazing panelists at our AllGrid's "Illuminating the EnviroMENTAL: Healing from the inside out," where he contributed heartily with his combination of Indigenous wisdom and values and extensive agricultural knowledge. He recently wrote this article drawing attention to the UN Sustainable...

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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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Mitigating Election Stress: Hopeful News From the Environment

  With the American election causing anxiety and stress, not just in America but across the globe, it is time to put it out of your mind now the votes are counted. To ease some of your anxieties about the fate of the planet, we have some inspiring stories and good news to tide. From the cop21 agreements being officially put into action, to Australia’s former governor general Quentin Bryce heading up a high powered...

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