About Renewable Energy Benalla
Renewable Energy Benalla (REB) is an action group of Benalla Sustainable Future Group (BSFG). It comprises self-nominated interested members of the community who attended the Benalla Renewable Energy Future Forum in October 2016.
Renewable Energy Benalla is working in collaboration with the community and relevant organisations to achieve the following objectives:
As well as these major objectives Renewable Energy Benalla has developed Action Plans which identify key tasks to be achieved and the members who are to undertake the tasks.
The Renewable Energy Action Group makes regular reports to the community.
Beyond Zero Emissions Support
Benalla was selected as one of the three Victorian communities to be part of the Beyond Zero Emissions Zero Carbon Communities Project. Beyond Zero Emissions supported Benalla to develop a 10 year 100% Renewable Stationary Energy Transition Strategy in the energy use and building sectors. Key steps for REB identified on page 10 of the report have shaped the themes pursued by Renewable Energy Benalla and on this website - ie:
Transition Strategy Purpose
The purpose of transition planning is to layout the tasks and activities that need to take place to achieve the objective of Benalla becoming a zero net energy town in relation to stationary energy.
• Demonstrate a transition to 100% renewables in Benalla is possible and affordable.
• Communicate current emissions and steps to reduce them to zero in ten year timeframe.
Beyond Zero Emissions contributed by
Benalla Zero Carbon Communities Profile in BZE June Newsletter
Dr Helen Haines, Federal MP for Indi, has launched a discussion paper about developing a plan to promote community energy throughout Australia and particularly in regional areas--download link:
Unlocking community energy in Australia
Renewable Energy Benalla Reports - April 16 2020 (in lieu of minutes re COVID-9)
Tim Bowtell's 'Window to Window' portrait of Greta Thunberg in the news! REB's John Lloyd comments on air...
REB Presentation by John Lloyd to Benalla's Community Plan Implementation Steering Committee 18 Feb 2019
REB's John Lloyd and Larissa Montgomery attended this forum in June.