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Draft Victorian large solar facility guidelines released

The Victorian government has released draft guidelines for large-scale solar projects, which would require the agricultural quality of a proposed site and the impact of removing land from production to be assessed. Councils should require permit applicants to provide these assessments, and the weight of these factors would vary according to a site’s conditions and the […]

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Wodonga Community Solar – Moreland Energy Foundation

Moreland Energy Foundation, with our partners the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) and Akin Consulting, have developed a feasibility and business case for of the City of Wodonga (Council) and Renewable Albury Wodonga (RAW). It investigates the potential for a two-megawatt community solar project to be developed within the municipality, with the community benefit of the […]

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Community Energy Network

RAW Energy is one of a number of community groups that have formed a Community Energy Network, representing hundreds of people across the North East. The Network has been founded to support the launch of a community energy retailer. The Network was formed at a meeting on 26th March 2018 in Wangaratta with seven communities […]

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Josh Frydenberg visits Indi

Minister Frydenberg met with stakeholders and community groups at roundtables hosted by Yackandandah and Winton. Pictured: Yackandandah meeting. On Monday 19th March, Bobbi and Michelle from RAW Energy and Mark Verbaken from Wodonga Council, along with members of local community energy groups, local government reps plus representatives from Mondo Power and Ausnet Services, met with the […]

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Forum to gauge interest in potential Thurgoona solar project

Thurgoona could be the next community in the region to join the renewable energy movement with a forum hoped to gauge support for a potential project.The Thurgoona Community Action Group are hosting the event with Albury Council on Thursday. Guest speakers Matthew Charles-Jones of Totally Renewable Yackandandah, Bobbi McKibbin from Renewable Albury-Wodonga and Mark Judd, Mondo […]

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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, Wodonga Come 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 Club Thurgoona 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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