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LIFE, a community energy group similar to our own association is working on installing a huge solar roof on South Melbourne Market’s new roof. Port Phillip Council has already installed 150 solar panels (37kW) that cover 5% of the roof as one component of the roof construction contract of $4.4 million. LIVE is organising a […]

Last week I attended the end-of-year meeting of CEN, the Community Environment Network. To my great surprise I was called up and presented with an award. It is tradition that at this event several prices for achievements within the framework are handed out using titles borrowed from cricket (to indicate that caring for the environment […]

Our meeting this Thursday 7pm at the Woy Woy Environment Centre With a presentation from our president Dennis Silvers       ” Electricity bills explained “ Following that we have a number of points: description from the committee members about what is going on in our association. the establishment of sub-committees for our various tasks. […]

The LOGO design competition has been extended until to the 14th of December.   Pick pencil and paper, or better get some digital tools … and you might win an ebook reader worth $400. Conditions are here      

Thank you for voicing your opinion! The poll is now closed. Encouraged by the support of version one and by double checking the available information on the calendar installation, the the mess in the address line (URL) could be removed. Thanks again, and enjoy the calendar. If you would like to have other events included […]

We are just 9 weeks old and have 50+ members. But we do not not have a logo yet! Can you help? Conditions are in   The specific rules are in

We had a good presence at Woytopia with our stall and our talk. Members: today member number 49 has signed up! Not bad for an organisation which is just 9 weeks old. Talk to your friends and colleagues. The more we are, the more weight we have in discussions with council. Committee: We have 2 […]

12.30 – GREEN TALK –  Joachim Muller, CCCE “Building our own community owned solar or wind power plant on the Central Coast” This Sunday at the Woytopia festival Woy Woy South Public School Waterloo Avenue, Woy Woy

Issue 6 – NSW Renewable Energy Precinct Newsletter has been released. Draft NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan Solar Flagships Update Reduce the impact of increasing electricity prices with energy efficiency Precinct updates Newsletters and other resources can be found at

Please have a look at the commented links on our web site as preparation for our meeting on the 27th of September. Especially the links of other community energy groups will show some valuable information because they present an overview of community groups that are already active in Australia in relation to the production of […]

Environment Centre, 267 Blackwall Road, Woy Woy (corner of Billabong Road, one block south of Peninsula Leisure Centre)   We will discuss our way to go forward. One new important point to discuss is the Draft NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan [eo_venue_map venue=’peninsula-environment-centre’]  

This is the Certificate of Incorporation: Our constitution and the minutes of the meeting can be found here: And this are the  committee members

At the  meeting of Gosford Council at the 7th of August 2012 the new ‘Climate Change Mitigation Strategy’ will be submitted to council by the directorate of City Services & Water and Sewer. (see pages 196 to 207)   Opportunity O-22a (page 207) is exactly the kind of project where our community group ‘Central […]

Let’s make our community group more interactive. You can post your ideas and thoughts here. Links to interesting web sites can be placed there as well.

This week was Clean Energy Week with a conference and exhibition in Sydney: The opening address can be read by clicking on the Clean Energy Week logo at the middle left of the page. A more informative comment about the conference can be found here: The principal theme of the Clean Energy Week conference […]