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Unlocking value and realising opportunity through corporate PPAs

Unlocking value and realising opportunity through corporate PPAs

9 August 2019

It is by no means controversial to suggest that corporate buyers can benefit from entering into a renewable Power Purchase Agreement. Jon Dee (RE100), a frequent collaborating partner with the Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A), delivered an inspiring address on 30th July to the stakeholders gathered at the BRC-A-hosted breakfast discussion on recent corporate renewable …

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Charity doesn’t scale. Business scales.

Charity doesn’t scale. Business scales.

26 July 2019

This article first appeared on the ClimateLaunchpad global site. To read the original, click here. An interview with Hans Westerhof, ClimateLaunchpad Trainer and Project Lead. Hans Westerhof has been part of ClimateLaunchpad ever since the early days back in 2014 as Project Lead and Trainers, including training the ClimateLaunchpad Australia cohorts since 2018. We interviewed …

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$200,000 fund for our 2018 participant The Compost Depot

$200,000 fund for our 2018 participant The Compost Depot

3 July 2019

This story was originally published by ClimateLaunchpad. Read the original here. Australian start-up, The Compost Depot, is on a mission to reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfill. They set up a community worm farm/compost depot in Melbourne for locals who cannot compost their waste at home. As they want to grow their …

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Unlocking Australia’s sustainable finance potential

Unlocking Australia’s sustainable finance potential

25 June 2019

This article was originally published by UTS Business School. Read the original here.   Making Australian financial systems supportive of sustainable development: Lessons from the European Union’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth A new report: Unlocking Australia’s Sustainable Finance Potential, examines the state of play of sustainable finance in Australia and compares it to the …

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Waving hello to ocean energy action in Australia

Waving hello to ocean energy action in Australia

8 June 2019

Growing up in Australia, we likely all heard the same warnings from our parents: respect the ocean – it’s deceptively, relentlessly powerful. Getting beaten up by a dumping surf over summer holidays or witnessing the complete landscape shift on the beach after a king tide really drove that message home. The amount of energy contained …

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Fashion is cyclical. And getting circular.

Fashion is cyclical. And getting circular.

30 May 2019

We don’t usually think about what goes into making our clothes, or what happens to them after we donate them or throw them away. But the environmental impact of our fashion choices is enormous. One garbage truck of textiles is wasted every second. 92 million tonnes of solid waste dumped into landfills each year can …

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Adapting to climate change in Europe: Building a systemic and urgent vision

Adapting to climate change in Europe: Building a systemic and urgent vision

20 May 2019

This article originally appeared on the EIT Climate-KIC website. In the last few months, the school strikers for climate and activist movement such as Extinction Rebellion have catalysed public concern and media attention around the urgent challenge of climate change. This urgency is long overdue, and it represents welcome support for more progressive and radical …

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Climate army in action at South Pole Leaders Forum

Climate army in action at South Pole Leaders Forum

16 May 2019

Climate-KIC Australia is bringing together experts in property development, energy-use monitoring technology, and environmental policy and research to build a business and lifestyle case for geothermal heat pumps, a heating and cooling technology that is sustainable, reliable and clean, for industry-wide deployment.

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Beyond solar: getting to net-zero energy homes in Australia

Beyond solar: getting to net-zero energy homes in Australia

26 April 2019

Climate-KIC Australia is bringing together experts in property development, energy-use monitoring technology, and environmental policy and research to build a business and lifestyle case for geothermal heat pumps, a heating and cooling technology that is sustainable, reliable and clean, for industry-wide deployment.

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From local ingenuity to global impact: How WA cleantech startup Sunovate got their big break

From local ingenuity to global impact: How WA cleantech startup Sunovate got their big break

15 April 2019

Sunovate were the Australian winners of ClimateLaunchpad in 2018, the world's biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition. Since completing the competition late last year, Sunovate is now a thriving photovoltaic-thermal technology startup. We catch up with Cesira Leigh to find out how they transformed their idea into a business reality.

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