Join Clean Energy For Eternity on Friday August 21 at 6pm with Professor Lesley Hughes from the Climate Council, for a discussion of the science that underpins the Australian Bushfire and Climate Plan.
Hear how CEFE is bringing renewable energy generation to our community facilities as we come to grips with climate change mitigation, adaptation and survival.
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This event has received grant funding from the Australian Government.
We hope to see you at some or all of these events..
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?
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
Tathra’s school hall was packed on Tuesday February 19 for a meeting hosted by CEFE President and Tathra resident Dr Matthew Nott to examine the feasibility and impact of 100% renewable energy for Tathra, the Bega valley and Eden Monaro and to learn how the target could be achieved. Guest speakers included BVSC Mayor Kristie McBain, former Liberal leader Dr John Hewson, Professor Andrew Blakers from ANU’s Centre for Sustainable Energy, and Martin Poole CEO of Epuron, a company that has been instrumental in rolling out wind and solar farms across the country. The tone of the meeting was one of great optimism, with the unstoppable growing competitiveness of renewable energy coupled with people power making the 100% by 2030 entirely achievable. The meeting got a sneak preview of CEFE’s most ambitious ever human sign project – communities across Australia spelling out RENEWABLE ENERGY NOW; MAKE THE SWITCH NOW; 100% RENEWABLES…IMAGINE. The 3 minute video is expected to go viral on social media once it is launched as part of an upcoming ABC Four Corners program. The meeting also heard from a number of the candidates for the upcoming State and Federal elections.
At the conclusion of the meeting a resolution that Tathra adopts the target of 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, and that the Tathra water tower sign be updated with this sign was passed unanimously.
9.30 on Sunday February 24
Sign writer Gavin Martin (who donated his services) and CEFE’s Prue Kelly with the sign completed