Community Energy Forum Friday 3rd August at BPACC - find out what community energy means for Benalla, & you
New, renewable energies are changing the way we get our energy. We are no longer reliant entirely on power from the big energy generators and companies.
We need to make sure that communities benefit from the renewable energy. The Community Energy model gives local towns and regions power over how they generate and consume electricity.
Join us at a Community Energy Forum on Friday 3rd August at BPACC and find out what community energy means for you and our region.
Locally generated renewable energy will create local jobs, cleaner energy and allow the community to control where their energy comes from. It means that towns can create mini-grids, where residents can trade power between themselves – powered by household solar and battery energy. This reduces reliance on the dirty and expensive national energy grid.
A local community energy retailer is currently being developed to allow towns and regions to achieve their renewable energy goals.
Come along and listen to some of Australia's foremost experts in the field explain how we can harness this new form of energy to build a new model of energy.
Three great speakers will outline what community energy is and how we can benefit from it: Simon Corbell, Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate; Nicky Ison, Co-founder of the Community Power Agency; Alison Rowe, Chief Executive Officer of Moreland Energy Foundation.
This is a free event but please RSVP for the Benalla meeting by 3 August at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/benalla-community-energy-forum-tickets-47537010478
Download the Forum Flyer.
A message from BSFG President John Lloyd with a date for our diaries....
'I have attached a notice about a Community Energy Forum from Totally Renewable Yackandandah to be followed by Festival of Dangerous Ideas discussion groups at Yackandandah. The speaker line up is truly amazing. I hope some of you can attend. John Lloyd'
'Community Renewable Energy - A Way Forward'
"Totally Renewable Yackandandah are convening this timely forum to discuss and share knowledge of developments and opportunities for community renewable energy. Leading keynote speakers include Dr John Hewson (past Leader of the Federal Liberal Party); Dr Kate Auty (past Victorian Government Environment Commissioner, and current Commissioner in the ACT; and Dan Cass (The Australia Institute Energy Expert). They will inspire and provoke! As will other speakers to be announced. Totally Renewable Yackandandah will also discuss their projects .
We are expecting participants from around Victoria and southern NSW. Join in more in-depth discussion groups immediately after the forum. And after that, you are welcome to join our annual street party - with music, food and cultural and activities - we'll show you a good time!"
On Friday 1 December 2017 at 12:00pm - 3.30 pm
LOCATION Yackandandah Public Hall
36 High Street, Yackandandah , Victoria 3749
The Forum will be followed by Group Workshop sessons.
For more information, download flier below.
For bookings - https://www.trybooking.com/322586
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