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Scotland's plans for a not-for-profit renewable energy company, Germany's renewable energy surplus and success of Rwanda's zero-tolerance approach to plastic bags

Scotland is setting up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit locally generating renewable energy company, with energy to be sold

to customers as close to cost price as possible; Germany is producing so much renewable energy it's driving electricity prices below zero; and Rwanda's zero-tolerance approach to plastic bags appears to be working.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Scotland is setting up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit locally generating renewable energy company, with energy to be sold to customers as close to cost price as possible. Read more here

• How Victoria's first official "earthship" has been built with a bunker designed to withstand bushfires. Read more here

• How cities are devoting less space to parking and more space to people and places. Read more here

• How Germany is producing so much renewable energy it's driving electricity prices below zero. Read more here

• How Rwanda's zero-tolerance approach to plastic bags appears to be working. Read more here

• How artists and emergency agencies are collaborating in Melbourne to find creative responses to heatwaves in the city. Read more here

• How a slow food revolution is happening in the Hunter Valley. Read more here

 

Photo: April Doner 

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