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Jan 16 Hungary: Cutting energy consumption in Budapest [1]

2020[edit | edit source]

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Jan 12 Community energy UK: Community-generated green electricity to be offered to all in UK [2]

2019[edit | edit source]


Dec 2 Ireland: New scheme to help community groups generate electricity [3]

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Jan 17 Parisian community recognised for its geothermal heating network [4]

2018[edit | edit source]

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Communities lead governments on climate action, Nov 14 [5]

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Tesla battery will power unusual community storage project in Western Australia, Jul 11 [6]

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Germany: How a small town reclaimed its grid and sparked a community revolution, Feb 28 [7]

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South Australia: Tesla and Australia will turn 50,000 homes into a virtual solar power plant, Feb 4 [8]


Empower Generation: Women Are Leading The Energy Revolution In Nepal, Jan 29 [9]


How This Small Town In Mexico Uses Solar Power For Economic Justice, Jan 24 [10]

2017[edit | edit source]

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Solar power's popularity is on the rise in Saskatchewan, Nov 24 [11]

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New York City: This Brooklyn, New York Clean Energy Experiment Is Going Global, Nov 20 [12]

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Costa Rica's electricity generated by renewable energy for 300 days in 2017, Nov 22 [13]


Solar energy ‘like light from heaven’ for rural Nicaragua, Nov 13 [14]


New Zealand Aims to Transition to 100% Renewables by 2035, Nov 7 [15]

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Rural Rwanda is home to a pioneering new solar power idea, Oct 9 [16]

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Zimbabwe: Solar grid keeps harvests high, hospitals lit in parched rural Zimbabwe, Sep 11 [17]

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Community energy UK: £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants was launched in England and Wales, Sep 4 [18]

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Malawian NGO Community Energy to install 45KW solar energy grid for villages in Mchinji, Aug 18 [19]


Chile’s Energy Transformation Is Powered by Wind, Sun and Volcanoes, Aug 12 [20]

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Community energy UK: Mongoose Energy completes community energy deal to power 4,500 homes in England, Aug 7 [21] “By the community sector working with the private sector you will see more of it (battery storage) very soon,” Emma Bridge, Community Energy England [22]

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Illinois's Cook County Helps Solar Energy Cooperatives Rise and Shine, Jul 19 [23]


Community energy USA: Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035, Jun 26 [24]

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Denmark Danish Energy Cooperative Lets Consumers Collectively Build Wind Turbines, Jun 21 [25]

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Germany: How Residents of Hamburg Reclaimed the Power Grid, Jun 21 [26]

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Community energy UK: Local energy firms power 130,000 homes - the power of your community revealed, Jun 20 [27]


Community energy USA: How Electricity Cooperatives in the US are Paving the Way for a Renewable Future, Jun 19 [28]

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Costa Rica Could Reach 300 Days Running on Clean Energy, Jun 17 [29]


Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power, Jun 15 [30]


Hawaii: Fossil-free islands: A blueprint for sustainable development? Jun 14 [31]


India news: Hop on the bandwagon: #GoSolar bus tours Delhi to make solar power cool, Jun 11 [32]

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China news: Solar power lights up the path to prosperity, Jun 12 [33]

Oceania: World Bank announces project to bring renewable energy to 45,000 people in Vanuatu, Jun 1 [34]

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Western Australia: Blackout parties: how solar and storage made Western Australia farmers the most popular in town, May 15 [35]

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How A Man With No Coding Experience Built An App That’s Bringing Solar Power To Yemen, May 8 [36]

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Victoria backs renewable energy community hubs with $900,000 investment, Apr 28 [37]

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Barcelona: El ayuntamiento crea Barcelona Energia para autoabastecerse de electricidad, Mar 30 [38]

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Meet the First Nation Above the Arctic Circle That Just Went Solar, Mar 28 [39]


India news: Solar power lights up remote villages in Rajasthan, Mar 27 [40]

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New York City: Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves, Mar 13 [41]


What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy, Mar 6 [42]

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Energy positive: how Denmark's Samsø island switched to zero carbon, Feb 23 [43]

2016[edit | edit source]

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Three lessons for cities in Denmark’s clean-energy revolution, Jun 30 [44]

2015[edit | edit source]

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours, December 14 [45]

Cities And Regions Moving Towards 100% Renewable Energy, December 8 [46]

Renewable Energy Now Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide, May 19 [47]


Kenya: The startup that's powering rural Africa with affordable, smart microgrids, May 13 [48]

This striking chart shows why solar power will take over the world, April 15 [49]

2014[edit | edit source]

Energy: Thriving On Five Percent? March 3 [50]

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Sep 2 Scotland news: When a renewable energy revolution meets the landscapes of Orkney, the result is quite beautiful [51]



Dec 1 New Zealand: Virtual power station hailed as 'a game-changer' [52]


Alaska can save its economy and environment by investing in renewable energy. What are we waiting for? Feb 22 [53]


Energy democracy way to go for Indonesia, Feb 1 [54]


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Community energy UK: An energy system vision for a community energy-led future? Dec 1 [55]


California news: Will Public Banking Bring More Clean Energy Programs to California? Sep 28 [56]

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Australia: What about the people missing out on renewables? Here's what planners can do about energy justice, Sep 10 [57]

Support local action now to build a cleaner energy future, Jul 14 [58]

The Case for Local, Community-led Sustainable Energy Programs, Jun 19 [59]

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Community energy UK: Off-grid living: it's time to take back the power from the energy companies, Apr 11 [60]


The co-benefits of community energy, October 8 [61]

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