This short online workshop will help Eurobodalla and Bega Valley residents make informed decisions about designing and building an energy-efficient house.
Whether you are rebuilding after the fires, planning a renovation or other building project, or simply want to reduce your energy bills, the workshop will present valuable and practical insights from leading experts in the field of energy-efficient building design.
A well designed or renovated energy efficient house will not only help you save money, it will also provide a more comfortable living space and create a healthier living environment both for you and the planet. A win-win all around.
This 90 minute online workshop will feature a series of short presentations followed by a Q&A session.
Presenters will include Alan Pears AM, one of Australia’s leading energy efficiency experts. Alan has worked in the sustainable energy and environment fields since the late 1970s and has been an expert adviser to federal, state and local governments across Australia, as well as community groups and the private sector. The workshop will provide information about designing an energy-efficient home as well as practical suggestions for retrofitting existing homes.
The workshop is sponsored by:
• Cobargo and Region Energy Transition Group
• SouthCoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA)
• Clean Energy for Eternity, Bermagui (CEFE)
WHEN: 6.00pm – 7.30pm Wednesday 26 August on ZOOM
A message to our politicians. Fifteen years and counting our community has been calling for action. When will we be heard?
CEFE has provided $5000 funding for a ‘battery ready’ 3 kW solar installation on Quaama RFS Shed. The installation by local contractor Lakeside Electrical was completed on April 28. Another local project supported by the earnings of the IMAGINE solar farm in Tathra
CEFE members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting and election of office bearers that will be held on Monday March 9 at 5.30 pm at 14 Canning St Bega.
You can download the agenda papers here
You can download the minutes of the last AGM here
You can download a nomination form for the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer here. Nominations must reach the Secretary Prue Kelly by 5.30 pm on Monday March 2. Nominations have been received for all the existing office holders and they have consented to being nominated.
Monday December 5.30-7.00 pm
Cobargo School of Arts
MC Cr Tony Allen
Bishop George Browning
Dr Alice Howe BVSC
Dr Matthew Nott CEFE
Read about BVSC Climate Resilience Strategy here
Come and be truly inspired. Matt Charles Jones, co – chair of TRY (Totally renewable Yackandandah) is coming to Pambula beach to discuss how a small volunteer group is powering their small town with 100% renewable energy, aiming for energy sovereignty by 2022.
Yackandandah is a small town in northeast Victoria, home to around 1,800; but with a big reputation on the renewables scene.
The Social Justice Advocates ‘Forces for Nature’ sub group welcomes anyone interested in community run renewable energy and moving towards a fossil fuel-free energy future.
When: Sunday 27th October
Time: 4pm onwards
Where: Lumen Catholic school – Pambula Beach Road
Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) was launched in 2014 with the ambitious goal of attaining “energy sovereignty” for the town by 2022 through 100% renewables. The group has been working to improve energy efficiency and install solar and battery systems across the community. To date, TRY has added more than 550kW of solar PV to the Yackandandah area, along with 160 Ubi controllers that provide real time data to users about their energy consumption habits. The controllers also form an important part of the town’s “mini-grid. More than 40% of the town’s rooftops now boast solar panels.
Yackandandah just keeps kicking goals in the sustainability area and
has in its sights establishing a community energy retailer, and it’s currently offering a solar hot water bulk buy deal for residents.
TRY won the Saving Energy category of the Community Innovators Awards at the Rural Councils of Victoria Summit. Last year, it scooped up the Banksia Foundation’s 2017 Sustainable & Resilient Communities Award.
Contact – Wendy Wait SJA Convenor Forces for Nature
ph/ 0428 450 348
Both councils where CEFE is active (Bega Valley Shire Council and Northern Beaches Council have now passed Climate Emergency resolutions. CEFE members were present in the chamber on both occasions and spoke in favour of the resolution with some passion. Both councils have also signed up the the Climate Councils’ City Power Partnership Program and both are now developing climate strategies and action plans.
The Climate Emergency resolution will be one of the topics discusses at a community forum organised by the Bermagui Chapter of CEFE next Monday 14 October at the Community Centre in Bunga St from 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Other topics of relevance to residents of Bermagui and surrounding areas that will be covered are:
The all –inclusive playground
Councils’ swimming pool strategy
Possible variation to annual rates
plus much more!
Special guest speaker – Councillor Jo Dodds
Across Australia communities are working with their local Council to become 100% renewable. Yackandandah, a small town in North East Victoria is a prime example. Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) have kindly made available some of their guiding documentation to assist other communities,