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Residents invest in their solar future

Strathbogie Shire Council has hit week 15 of the 12-month Bogie Bulk Buy solar program. In more than three months, a total of 392kW of solar panelling has been installed, or is scheduled to be installed. This will see an estimated 18734tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided during the life of these solar systems, which are…

Canterbury-Bankstown Council installs solar power systems at another five buildings

THE city of Canterbury-Bankstown plans to install solar power at five council buildings to save money on power bills and address climate change at a local level. The new solar panel systems will be installed at the new Yagoona Community Centre, Canterbury-Bankstown Arts Centre, Belmore Senior Citizen and Baby Health Centre, Belmore Youth Resource Centre…

Sydney council rolls out solar power systems

Canterbury Bankstown Council plans to install solar power systems on five city buildings to lower electricity costs and counter climate change. Administrator Richard Colley said the new solar kits would make the buildings some of the City’s most energy efficient. “We have already installed 10 solar systems in its facilities so far,” Mr Colley said. “[These upgrades] have saved approximately…

‘Bulk Buy’ brings power to people

STRATHBOGIE Shire Council has hit week 15 of the 12 month ‘Bogie Bulk Buy’ solar program and uptake in the Shire has been extraordinary. In just over three months the community-Council partnership has installed, or is scheduled to install 392kW of solar; with uptake from 77 households and businesses. This will see an estimated 18,734…

Inner West leads the way on renewable energy

Inner West Council has voted to push forward with an environment policy that will see it become a national leader in renewable energy and combating climate change. Mayor Darcy Byrne said that after taking the policy to the election he was now seeking immediate implementation. ‘Our newly elected government is going to punch above its…

Canberra Greens’ commitment to emissions targets turns 21

Many Australians are despairing at the state of energy politics in our country today. The federal government’s continued failure to acknowledge the reality of the need to act on climate change leaves a dangerous legacy and shows that when it comes to climate action, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Twenty-one…

Dumbo Feather Climate Challenge Week Five

Around the world and across Australia, towns and cities of all sizes are getting on with the job of climate action. They are surging ahead with emissions reduction plans, switching to cleaner energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities. From booming urban centres to small rural townships, local governments and groups of determined…

Canberrans more optimistic about large-scale renewable energy storage

O’Connor mum Sophie Jenson reckons generating your own electricity is a bit like growing your own vegetables. “When you grow your own vegetables, you’re more appreciative of how you use them in food. When you’ve been generating your own energy, you’re more aware of how you use it,” Ms Jenson said.   It’s this awareness she thinks…

Darebin Council expands multimillion-dollar solar loans scheme

THOUSANDS of people could have their energy bills slashed under a $20 million solar loan program. Households could save up to $520 a year under the Solar Saver program, which Darebin Council expanded to a further 2000 households recently. Mayor Kim Le Cerf said the massive expansion would fulfil a commitment to double the amount…

New solar bulk buy program brings power to the people

Famous for Ned Kelly and Black Caviar, Strathbogie Shire in north-east Victoria is now becoming celebrated for something not commonly associated with an unassuming rural community. Many Strathbogie residents experience energy poverty and stress, so this winter’s cold snap saw our seniors living in older housing stock reluctant to turn on the heating. To counter…

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