The Community Energy Congress 2017 was big and it was fun, with so many amazing highlights, we wanted to share just a few of them with you: With more than 90 community energy groups across Australia developing innovative local clean energy projects, the Congress 2017 tried to bottle some of their drive, passion and ingenuity into two-jam packed days. Check out the congress output website and the summary document and watch the video with the highlights below.
Winning the Energy War with the SMART ENERGY COMMUNITIES CAMPAIGN
Picture it now: your local politician announcing a regional energy hub for your area, funded to the tune of a $1million. A small team of staff (perhaps you or your colleagues, even), on hand to provide advice and support. Start up funding to help new community energy projects get off the ground. A network to link you in with others across the nation. Perhaps a shop front.
This is the vision outlined in Smart Energy Communities: a bold campaign to turbo-charge community renewables and other local energy initiatives across Australia. And this is what we want to win from states, territories and the Federal Government. Find out more here.
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About community energy
Community energy is where a community develops, delivers and benefits from sustainable energy projects. This can include supply-side projects such as renewable energy installations and storage and demand-side projects such as energy efficiency and demand management. Community energy can even include community-based approaches to selling or distributing energy.
|The Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE) is a coalition of over 60 organisations working collaboratively to grow a community energy sector in Australia. C4CE was founded using a Collaborative Impact approach; it fosters win-win situations and in so doing is creating a quicker, more efficient path to a community energy sector with hundreds of community energy projects that benefit all Australian communities. Community Power Agency helped found and now coordinates C4CE as the Secretariat.|
|The Wiki, developed and hosted by Embark with contributions from many authors, is the central web repository of resources for community energy guidance and is constantly being updated. With over 250 comprehensive articles, it is the go-to place for the emerging community energy sector in Australia.|
|One of the key initiatives of C4CE to date has been the development of a National Community Energy Strategy (NCES). The purpose of the National Community Energy Strategy is as a shared agenda – vision, set of objectives and priority initiatives – to grow a vibrant community energy sector across Australia. The NCES outlines 34 priority initiatives across five key areas. Community Power Agency was a partner in the development of the NCES and we are proud to be working to progress a number of the priority initiatives identified.|
About Community Power Agency
Community Power Agency is a social enterprise setup to support the development of a vibrant community energy sector in Australia.
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