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Victorian Innovators Lead Climate Change Action – Media Release

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering action on climate change by helping Victorian organisations lead the development of new ideas to help Victoria reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced 24 successful recipients of $4.3 million in Climate Change Innovation grants. The grants program […]

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Towards a Totally Renewable Indi

A case study in community action (March 2018) Communities of Indi creating a future of 100% renewable energy  Pictured: Cathy McGowan (Federal Member for Indi), Mark Verbaken (Wodonga council).  Nino Ficca (Ausnet Services Managing Director), the Honourable Josh Frydenberg (Federal Minister for Energy and Environment) and RAW Energy members Michelle Wilkinson and Bobbi McKibbin. This is […]

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The very best solar innovation and community engagement

The Australia-first solar project in Yackandandah has picked up two of the inaugural Energy Consumers Australia awards, winning the customer engagement and innovation categories. Community energy manager Mark Judd traveled to Canberra to receive the honour and said he was pleased with the recognition for an energy-saving project.“The community engagement that we did with Yackandandah is […]

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Community energy retailer the next step for Yackandandah

Establishing a community energy retailer will be the next step for Totally Renewable Yackandandah and AusNet Services in the town becoming fully sustainably powered by 2020. Australia’s first commercial mini grid, made possible through the partnership, was launched on Friday. Mark Judd of Mondo Power, part of AusNet Services, said there were now 161 houses with […]

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Totally Renewable Yackandandah wins national Banksia Foundation environment award

The community project working to transform Yackandandah into a town powered by solar energy has been honoured with a national environment award. Totally Renewable Yackandandah was presented with the Banksia Foundation’s sustainable and resilient communities award at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday night. Co-chair Matthew Charles-Jones said the group was thrilled with the award. “It’s an acknowledgement […]

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Solar energy computers ready for Australia-first trial in Yackandandah

A new smart device which will tell residents how to best control their energy use has been introduced to solar installation crews in Yackandandah. The “ubi” has been designed by AusNet’s Mondo energy service and will be installed at homes in conjunction with solar panels and battery storage in an Australia-first trial.Mondo acting project manager Simon Priest […]

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