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Tweed Shire Council’s ‘Renewable Energy Think Tank’

Tweed Shire Council’s ‘Renewable Energy Think Tank’ May 2014 update report. The Think Tank is made up of a panel of local community and industry representatives who get together each year to identify ways of increasing the uptake of renewable energy generation. The update report tracks progress made to pursue priorities identified at the 2013 […]

Community Energy Congress 2014

Three additional components have been added to the already packed program of events at the first national Community Energy Congress on the 15th – 18th June: Training side events A social networking event A community-industry nexus Find out more: http://c4ce.net.au

Lismores Renewable Future

Lismore set to ‘farm’ its own electricity and become 100% renewable by 2023. “That is a huge challenge but we are going to give it our best shot.’ said Environmental strategies officer Sharyn Hunnisett. Find out more: http://www.echo.net.au/2014/05/lismore-set-farm-electricity http://lismore.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-QMM-54-48-20

Lismore City Councils Community Energy Efficiency Program

Feasibility stacks up for Lismore Community Solarfarm. Find out more: http://starfish-initiatives.org/feasibility-stacks-up-for-lismore-community-solarfarm/ Lismore Council’s Community Energy Efficiency Program is holding a Public Information Evening at the Lismore Workers Club next Friday, 6th June from 5:30pm until 6:00pm. Find out more: http://www.lismore.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-IZT-72-65-37

Sustainable House Day 2014

Design the most sustainable small secondary dwellings or granny flat you can imagine. Byron Shire Council, with Lismore City Council, are celebrating Sustainable House Day 2014 with a design competition open now until 15 August 2014. Find out more: http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/newsletters/sustainability/2014-05-21  

Microhydro Workshop

The NSW Government is sponsoring a workshop on the strategy for downstream fish passage and mini-hydropower development at existing dams and weirs in NSW. The workshop will be held in Sydney on 14 April. For more information please contact Niels Nielsen at ieahydro@iprimus.com.au

Community Energy Congress

The Community Energy invites you to participate in the inaugural Community Energy Congress. Registrations are open, Early Bird discounts apply until 21st April. Across Australia, communities are coming together to pursue genuine sustainability opportunities, and few are as compelling as community energy projects. Communities are leading the way in creating sustainable energy enterprises that increase local […]

From Tweed Shire Council’s Draft Integrated Waste Management Strategy

“Whilst the NSW EPA has released draft guidelines on thermal treatment processes for the recovery of energy from waste no current technology exists in NSW that is economically viable. The regional waste group currently have a project evaluating options for thermal processing of residual waste. Biological processes are also being proposed for further investigation in […]

Mount Gambier Aquatic Centre Biomass Boiler

This 1980’s outdoor community pool facility has always been heated by a biomass boiler; this 2014 upgrade case study reveals some of the advantages of using biomass in the current market. Something for North Coast councils to think about, particularly if they can use plantation offcuts, mill waste and power line vegetation. Find out more: http://www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/docs/environmental/energy/Case%20Study_Mount%20Gambier%20Aquatic%20Centre%20Biomass%20Boiler_2014-03-19.pdf