Will Grant is a sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tor and sales­man extra­or­di­naire. Dur­ing his TEDx­Can­ber­raSa­lon 2013 pre­sen­ta­tion, he slapped price tags onto a solar panel, dis­trib­uted coal to the audi­ence and spruiked his pitch to crowd invest in a solu­tion to reduce the price of power.

This is the good news we have been waiting for!!!!!!!!!!! NSW is one step closer to having community-owned wind and solar farms following funding announced today by Environment Minister Robyn Parker. Ms Parker said that nine community groups across the state have been awarded a total of $411,000 to set up projects that will generate […]

This Website http://www.fundcommunityenergy.org/ is calling on the federal government to establish a $50 million grant program to support the development stage of community renewable energy projects.   “By signing this petition you can help make community energy a reality. We have lined up meetings with Liberal and Labor politicians in June and we want to […]

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We have not been sleeping.     Exciting news will be coming soon.

A map with the location of our meeting tonight can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/CCCommunityEnergy (scroll down until you can see the map)  

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 at 19:00 Business Incubator Loop Road University campus Ourimbah We invite to an interesting talk about insulation by Ross Kestle ( remember saved energy is the cheapest energy of all! ). And after that our executive committee will present the status and direction of our organisation.    

NSW to allow PV system expansion and retention of feed-in tariff. “Solar Bonus Scheme customers who receive the 60 cents per kilowatt hour tariff may expand their overall generating capacity and retain the 60 cents tariff for their Scheme generator if the additional capacity is from a separately metered non-Scheme generator.”

As reported in RenewEconomy the contribution form solar panels is changing the profile of electricity demand in South Australia. The picture below shows the average daily electricity demand profiles for summer in different years.The initial high maximum on midday has already disappeared and will actually become a low point in the future as more and […]

in the Business Incubator on the University campus at Wednesday the 27th of March at 7pm. Thanks to the generous support from the Regional Development Australia Central Coast NSW (RDACC) we will have our next public meeting in the Business Incubator Centre on the Central Coast campus of the University of Newcastle. Please have a […]

Cost Of Electricity From Rooftop Solar By Australian State — Super Competitive! (via Clean Technica) Electricity from rooftop solar is now very cheap in Australia compared to grid power. But just how much solar electricity costs a household over the life of a system is not an easy question to answer, as it depends on […]

We will have a stall at the ‘POP’ Festival in Erina this Sunday from 10am. Talk to us there. Erina Shopping Village, 220 The Entrance Road, Erina

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 http://cccommunityenergy.org/ai1ec_event/ccce-meeting/?instance_id=12081 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. […]