Community energy projects are financed and owned by the community, who control, manage and operate the project. The community also share in the profits it generates.
CE4G has been set up to spearhead local community renewable energy projects in the Goulburn region of NSW, starting with a 1.2 MW AC output solar farm in Goulburn.
Dr John Hewson, former leader of the Liberal Party and well known advocate for renewable energy has agreed to join the board of the soon to be registered Goulburn Community Energy Co-op, the entity that will build and operate the Goulburn Community Solar Farm, once it has been finalised.
"As a supporter of Community Energy for Goulburn, Dr Hewson has taken a keen interest in the project and is now ready to lend a guiding hand during the construction period, and as the Co-op progresses with further projects," said Ed Suttle, President of CE4G.
The Federal government has come up with yet another strategy in the hope of trying to do three things:
At this stage it all rests on lots of unknowns, and depends on whether the states sign up to yet another back-of-the-envelope attempt to solve something that should have been finalised more than a decade ago.
Here's our latest press release on this fiasco.
"Too often, policymakers and industry representatives assume that financial stakes are enough reward for the public. .... [but] people come together ... to do the right thing, get to know each other, and create a sense of community." Read more, and watch the inspiring video.
In the lead-up to the 2015 general election in the United Kingdom, the leaders of the three major parties sat down together and signed a statement on climate change policy that would seem unimaginable to Australians. They agreed that “climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world today” and undertook to “to work together across party lines to agree carbon budgets in accordance with the Climate Change Act”. Read more