View Navigation View Search

Tag - Community

Image for the news item: Community feel short-changed by planned cuts to Rye Park Wind Farm

Community feel short-changed by planned cuts to Rye Park Wind Farm

Rye Park residents will speak out against the NSW government's move to reduce the size of a proposed wind farm in the area...

Image for the news item: Ginninderry releases findings to SERREE-supported research

Ginninderry releases findings to SERREE-supported research

Ginninderry has released its findings to a SERREE-supported social research project exploring the 'understanding householder...

Image for the news item: Renewable Energy Trail Update

Renewable Energy Trail Update

SERREE’s Renewable Energy Trail continues to develop, now presenting on-site interpretive signage at Trail sites, and an...

Image for the news item: Local energy groups do a power of good

Local energy groups do a power of good

These days commercial wind harvesters are a lot more strategic when planning wind farms. They involve nearby communities...

Image for the news item: Indigenous art meets SA wind farm

Indigenous art meets SA wind farm

Nearly eight months after it powered on for the first time, South Australia’s 100MW Hornsdale Wind Farm has unveiled stunning...

Image for the news item: Australian-first community-controlled solar installation for apartments

Australian-first community-controlled solar installation for apartments

A non-profit organisation that provides affordable housing for students, sidestepped the challenge of installing solar panels...

Image for the news item: Have your say on south-east NSW wind project

Have your say on south-east NSW wind project

The NSW Department of Environment and Planning values your input into the planning process and looks forward to reading your...

Image for the news item: Conference grants for NSW community groups

Conference grants for NSW community groups

The 2017 Community Energy Congress is a national conference bringing together a large number of community energy groups from...

Image for the news item: Community solar funding program meets $140,000 target in two days

Community solar funding program meets $140,000 target in two days

A new community investment funding program for rooftop solar has met its $139,600 target in just two days, taking its total...

Image for the news item: Australiaâs largest community owned solar farm nears reality

Australia’s largest community owned solar farm nears reality

Community action on solar power is at an all-time high, SolarShare Community Energy Ltd (SolarShare) announced today.

Image for the news item: Smart Energy for the South Coast

Smart Energy for the South Coast

The South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance, SHASA, have awarded a local network of solar installers called ‘The...

Image for the news item: ActewAGL âenergisesâ HOME for a sustainable future

ActewAGL ‘energises’ HOME for a sustainable future

ActewAGL has donated a new solar system for HOME in Queanbeyan which provides permanent accommodation in a supported home...

Image for the news item: Bulk Buy Solar scheme for your home or business

Bulk Buy Solar scheme for your home or business

Community Energy for Goulburn have announced a new solar bulk buy project that will run in Spring to help people buy solar...

Image for the news item: How wind farms provide a safety net for farmers, communities

How wind farms provide a safety net for farmers, communities

In the 1950s, Australia “rode on the sheep's back”. Wool was commanding obscene amounts of money, and farmers experienced...

Image for the news item: Have your say on the new NSW wind energy planning framework

Have your say on the new NSW wind energy planning framework

The NSW Government is inviting feedback on a new wind energy planning framework until Friday 16 September 2016. The new framework...

Image for the news item: On the Frontline: Climate Change & Rural Communities

On the Frontline: Climate Change & Rural Communities

The Climate Council's latest report reveals that climate change is likely to worsen the systemic disadvantages suffered by...

Image for the news item: Eurobodalla solar bulk buy closing soon

Eurobodalla solar bulk buy closing soon

Expressions of interest are being sought regarding a solar bulk buy for Eurobodalla. The South Coast Health and Sustainability...

Image for the news item: Climate Council urges bigger push towards renewables as community energy projects take off

Climate Council urges bigger push towards renewables as community energy projects take off

The Climate Council says a growing trend of rural communities setting up their own wind and solar farms could generate thousands...

Image for the news item: 'Largest community-owned' solar farm in Australia taking root in Canberra vine

'Largest community-owned' solar farm in Australia taking root in Canberra vine

There are two reasons Canberra's David Osmond puts his money into solar panels rather than stockpiling it in the bank. "The...

Image for the news item: US study finds properties near wind farm enjoy huge increase in value

US study finds properties near wind farm enjoy huge increase in value

Another favourite argument of wind energy opponents in Australia, that properties located nearby to wind farms will suffer...

Image for the news item: Communities and Local Councils Leading With Zero Emissions and 100% Renewable Energy Targets

Communities and Local Councils Leading With Zero Emissions and 100% Renewable Energy Targets

Nearly one in five Australian communities and councils have set zero emissions or 100% renewable energy targets, new research...

Image for the news item: Supporters of the Rye Park wind farm call for feedback

Supporters of the Rye Park wind farm call for feedback

Supporters of the Rye Park Wind Farm which spans Boorowa, Yass Valley and Upper Lachlan shires have put the call out for...

Image for the news item: Group launches community farm

Group launches community farm

A FORMER rock ‘n roller, a farmer with a fine singing voice, and a few “cluey” people won wide praise on Saturday for...

Image for the news item: Repower Three raises $143k in one week for NSW community solar

Repower Three raises $143k in one week for NSW community solar

Community energy group Repower Shoalhaven has raised $143,500 in just seven days in its third funding round, an effort the...

Image for the news item: NSW community solar group launches biggest solar funding round to date

NSW community solar group launches biggest solar funding round to date

Repower Shoalhaven – the community energy group behind two successful crowd-funding projects – is set to launch its third...

Image for the news item: Goulburn 1MW Community Solar Farm set for launch

Goulburn 1MW Community Solar Farm set for launch

Plans to develop a community-owned 1MW solar farm in the New South Wales southern tablelands city of Goulburn are making...

Image for the news item: Community attitudes to renewable energy in NSW

Community attitudes to renewable energy in NSW

The Community Attitudes to Renewable Energy in NSW report presents the results of a survey conducted in 2014 on community...

Image for the news item: Local renewable electricity at no extra cost!

Local renewable electricity at no extra cost!

Community Energy for Goulburn (CE4G) are looking for householders and businesses interested in purchasing locally produced...

Image for the news item: Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy â repurposed as childrenâs playground

Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy – repurposed as children’s playground

Parts of a retired wind turbine will be repurposed as children’s play equipment for at a park in Wonthaggi, south-east...

Image for the news item: Community input sought into revised guidelines for Community Consultative Committees

Community input sought into revised guidelines for Community Consultative Committees

The Department of Planning and Environment is inviting the public to have its say on proposed changes to Community Consultative...

Image for the news item: Small is beautiful: the community solar projects taking on big energy

Small is beautiful: the community solar projects taking on big energy

What do Sydney’s Young Henrys brewery, Shoalhaven Heads’ Bowling and Recreation Club, and Bendigo library have in common?...

Image for the news item: Goulburn Connects Festival

Goulburn Connects Festival

Goulburn is being encouraged to “make a switch” as the 2015 Goulburn Connects Sustainability Festival approaches this...

Image for the news item: Fresh hope for more turbines near Canberra as runners flock to wind run

Fresh hope for more turbines near Canberra as runners flock to wind run

ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell believes more federal government support for renewable energy triggered by Malcolm...

Image for the news item: Tathraâs âImagineâ Solar Installation Up For Green Globe Award

Tathra’s ‘Imagine’ Solar Installation Up For Green Globe Award

Tathra Community Solar Farm on the South Coast of New South Wales has been announced as a finalist in the NSW government’s...

Image for the news item: Enova is just the start of community renewables on the rise

Enova is just the start of community renewables on the rise

Enova Community Energy’s initial public offering for its northern NSW solar power retailer and installation company is...

Image for the news item: AUSTRALIA'S ONLY WIND FARM FUN RUN ONE MONTH AWAY

AUSTRALIA'S ONLY WIND FARM FUN RUN ONE MONTH AWAY

Infigen Energy’s fourth annual fun run, ‘Run with the Wind’, is only one month away.

Image for the news item: Crace reveals solar panel trend across Australia

Crace reveals solar panel trend across Australia

A pocket of Crace, ACT has helped shed light on a neighbourly pattern boosting the number of solar panels on Australian roofs....

Image for the news item: NSW Government grant supports community-owned solar

NSW Government grant supports community-owned solar

Clean Energy For Eternity / Clear Sky Solar have raised $478,000 through community investment and installed 335 kW of solar...

Image for the news item: Better Health a Key Benefit of Renewables, Study Says

Better Health a Key Benefit of Renewables, Study Says

Building wind and solar farms helps to reduce the human impact on climate change by displacing noxious emissions from coal-fired...

Image for the news item: Goulburn Likes Community Energy!

Goulburn Likes Community Energy!

Over 150 people turned up for the first Information Open Day run by Community Energy for Goulburn last Saturday.

Image for the news item: Blayney Mayor declares wind farm a boost to shire

Blayney Mayor declares wind farm a boost to shire

The shire of Blayney will receive a boost from the potential development of the Flyers Creek Wind Farm via payments of around...

Image for the news item: Strategic options for delivering ownership and benefit sharing models for wind farms in NSW

Strategic options for delivering ownership and benefit sharing models for wind farms in NSW

A review of benefit sharing mechanisms implemented internationally to better understand and identify options for wind farms...

Image for the news item: Repower Shoalhaven renewable energy investment scheme funded by locals

Repower Shoalhaven renewable energy investment scheme funded by locals

Renewable energy is expected to supply almost 60 per cent of Australian electricity by 2040, according to new research by...

Image for the news item: Funds in the wind for community groups from Gunning Wind Farm

Funds in the wind for community groups from Gunning Wind Farm

Community, sport and education groups have benefitted from a funding boost from ACCIONA, the owner and operator of the Gunning...

Image for the news item: Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Australia, like much of the rest of the world, is in the midst of an energy transition. With falling electricity demand and...

Image for the news item: Wind Farm Open Day Draws a Positive Crowd

Wind Farm Open Day Draws a Positive Crowd

Last Sunday’s Taralga Wind Farm Community Open Day was a huge success, with over 250 people turning out to meet the staff...

Image for the news item: Invest in Community Solar - Repower Shoalhaven 2

Invest in Community Solar - Repower Shoalhaven 2

Repower Shoalhaven develops community solar projects for business and individuals to participate in.

Image for the news item: New community consultation guidelines for large scale solar projects (ARENA) 2015

New community consultation guidelines for large scale solar projects (ARENA) 2015

Independent market research company Ipsos has produced best practice community consultation guidelines for proposed large...

Image for the news item: Australiaâs largest community-owned solar farm invites investment in new Majura site

Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm invites investment in new Majura site

SolarShare Canberra is encouraging residents to get behind its proposal to the ACT Government for a one megawatt solar farm...

Image for the news item: Australiaâs largest community solar farm completed in SE NSW

Australia’s largest community solar farm completed in SE NSW

One of Australia’s first, and largest community-owned solar farms is set to be launched on the south coast of New South...