"Renewable Energy Benalla (REB) was one of the first Zero Carbon Communities supported by Beyond Zero Emissions. This partnership led to the development of a Stationary Energy Transition strategy designed to reduce energy demand, replace with local renewables, and switch to large scale renewables. A few years on local champions led by John Lloyd from the Benalla Sustainable Futures Group and Larissa Montgomery from the Benalla City Council have been working on a wide range of energy projects.
REB was established as an action group of the Benalla Sustainable Future Group in 2016 from self-nominated interested members of the community. Our Vision is for Benalla to become a zero net energy town by reducing and balancing energy demand with 100% renewable energy supply.
REB works in collaboration with the community and relevant organisations to achieve the following objectives:
We are excited about the opportunities for our region and keen to learn from and share skills with other communities with a similar vision. Collaborating with Zero Carbon Communities network and close connections with other community energy and sustainability groups in the region has really helped move things forward.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more:
Renewable Energy Benalla website
From Beyond Zero Emissions' June Newsletter 2020
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Banner - launch of REB's Munro Avenue Pre School 'behind the meter' solar panel installation, May 6 '21