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Byron New Energy Open Day

Byron New Energy will hold an open day  to examine the latest renewable energy technology including thin film solar panels and a new battery bank that is first of its type in Australia. WHERE: Tyagarah Airport South (north of Byron Bay. Turn off the highway at Grays Lane and take the first left) DATE: Saturday […]


NCEF is proud to be associated with the project to create Australia’s first community renewable energy retailer on the North Coast. The successful tenderer was Northern Rivers Energy. The project involves preparing a business plan and submitting an application for a retail licence to the Australian Energy Regulator. The consortium behind the project is encouraging […]

MEDIA RELEASE: An Effervescence of Energy Experts

NCEF media release, 16 September 2014. Sparks are sure to fly when four of Australia’s energy experts descend on the Tweed coast next month for the region’s annual renewable energy showcase. As North Coast Energy Forum convenor Mark Byrne explained, “Every year the Forum provides a venue for industry, government and the community to come […]

Lismore City Council’s all-electric car

Lismore City Council has an electric car. That’s right, a 100% electric car. The car – a Nissan Leaf – is a new Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre fleet car. It does not use any fossil fuels and plugs into the wall at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre so it can charge straight from […]

Trigeneration Project Launch

Join the launch of the state-of-the-art Trigeneration project at Club Banora on Thursday 18 September. A free educational seminar on “Energy Efficiency for your Business” will be held prior to the launch. To find out more: http://simonsgreenenergy.com.au/trigeneration-launch-seminar-club-banora/

Zero Net Energy Town (ZNET)

The race is on to choose the New England town that will be Australia’s first to achieve a net export of renewable energy at all times: that is, to satisfy the town’s own energy needs at all times from renewable energy sources. Find out more: http://starfish-initiatives.org/initiatives/znet-zero-net-energy-town

Community Energy Retailer (CER)

The North Coast is set to be the home of Australia’s first community-based renewable energy retailer and energy services company, with the call for tenders now open for companies and organisations to prepare a business plan and an application for a retail licence to the Australian Energy Regulator. To find more: http://ncef.net.au/ncef-home/initiatives and http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/community-energy-retailer-to-take-on-australias-big-three-17287 For […]

2014 North Coast Energy Forum Launched: REGISTER NOW

Organisers of this year’s North Coast Energy Forum are pleased to announce the launch of the forum. Where:  Cabarita Sports Club, Cabarita Rd Bogangar NSW 2488 When:  Monday 27 October Theme:  ‘Connecting’ – people and projects This annual event brings together industry, government and community to chart a course to a sustainable energy system for […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Event Details

TIME TO CONNECT 12 AUGUST 2014 “Connecting” is the theme of this year’s North Coast Energy Forum, which will be held on the Tweed Coast on Monday, 27 October. “With the demise of the carbon price and the threat to Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, communities are banding together to see what they can do to […]