REB members are busy pre-reading the following ReNew magazine articles prior to their February meeting.
Issue 141 'Z-Net Uralla - On the way towards zero net energy'
Issue 145 'TRYing to get to 100% renewable'
ReNew Magazine is available at both the Benalla and Wangaratta Libraries--when last checked, both editions were on the shelf at both libraries.
For more information about these inspirational communities, go to
Totally Renewable Yackandandah
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Totally Renewable Yackandandah
If you are considering the Renewable Energy Benalla and Mondo Power's Bulk Buy offer, you may be interested in watching this video, which backgrounds a similar scheme in Yackandandah
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
As part of the involvement of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) we had a successful workshop on May 1st jointly conducted with Imogen Jubb from BZE involving a number of local stakeholders with an interest in renewable energy, including businesses and agencies.
There were presentations from Totally Renewable Yackandandah and the Strathbogie Pumped Hydro Project as well as input from government agencies and Ausnet Services. A Baseline Emissions Report for Benalla that had been prepared by BZE was also presented.
Renewable Energy Benalla From left, some of the members of REB: Sandy Campbell, John Lloyd, Cath Botta, Kevin Smith, John Bradshaw, Geoff Forman, Larissa Montgomery Source: BZE Website
REB has been discussing a communication strategy to connect with the community. The development of a website and design of a logo are seen to be important parts of this strategy. We have applied for a Climate Action Network Australia grant to fund these developments.
REB is also interested in making contact with youth and will seek assistance from Benalla Council's Youth Project Coordinator.
We are also seeking to make contact with the Benalla developer who has a permit for a new housing development on the old woollen mill site. We would like to talk to him about the possibility of making this a 'model' development for solar access and energy efficient homes.
This report was originally published in Benalla Sustainable Future Group's May Newsletter.