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Business case for large-scale Wodonga solar farm to be released

Wodonga residents who rent or can’t afford renewable energy alternatives would benefit from a community-developer solar farm, under a proposal being developed by council and Renewable Albury-Wodonga.The Moreland Energy Foundation has completed a solar feasibility study with council funding and a state government grant, committed last year.The project team are now finalising a business case, […]

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Events in November 2017

Sustainable Living Fair, Saturday 18th November, 9am – 1pm, Junction Place, WodongaCome and say hello to us at the joint RAW Energy and Moreland Energy Foundation MEFL stall. Find out what is planned for 2018.Thurgoona Community Energy Forum, Thursday 30th November, 6pm, Thurgoona Golf ClubThurgoona Community Action Group, with support from RAW, is organising a […]

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Inquiry Into Community Energy Projects

The long-running inquiry into community energy projects released its report recently. RAW Energy’s Michelle Wilkinson is quoted on pages 71, 87 and 91. Thanks for representing us, Michelle!A state parliamentary inquiry has recommended that community involvement should be one of the criteria that the Victorian government uses to evaluate bids received through its imminent renewables […]

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Cross benchers join in call for sensible energy policy

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has led a charge in Parliament by cross-benchers to push the government on sensible, community-focused energy policy. In a terrific speech, Cathy mentioned the work done by community energy groups including Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY), Renewable Albury Wodonga Energy (RAW Energy) and Benalla Sustainable Future Group:http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/cross_benchers_join_in_call_for_sensible_energy_policy​This is the first […]

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Wodonga Community Solar

The Australian community solar movement continues to grow and evolve at a healthy rate. This is evidenced by the continued expansion of some of the nation’s most successful models such as Repower Shoalhaven and ClearSky Solar Investments. There is also a host of newly installed projects, now totalling over 70 nationwide.Seed fundingHere in Victoria the […]

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Funding to scope solar farm

Wodonga Council has been successful in securing a grant to conduct a feasibility study into developing a large scale solar farm where the benefits can be shared with the community.The study will seek to identify a parcel of land where at least two mega-watts of solar panels and an education centre could be sited, as […]

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Solar commitment shows the new way forward

It has become widely accepted that renewable energy will play an ever-increasing role in powering our economy into the future.That is based on a range of factors, not least of course the realisation that fossil fuels are both finite and a major driver of climate change.For Australian households, this most recently made a significant, everyday […]

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Wodonga Council and Renewable Albury-Wodonga secure $80,000 to conduct solar power feasibility study

Wodonga has taken a major step forward in becoming a renewable-run city with $100,000 committed to a feasibility study into solar power generation.Wodonga Council and Renewable Albury-Wodonga secured $80,000 from the Victorian Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund, boosted by $20,000 from council.RAW spokeswoman Bobbi McKibbin said the joint initiative was huge progress.“There’s a 12-month timeframe […]

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