Entries by Cameron Love

Community energy in focus at Australian-first congress in Canberra

This article was originally published on abc.net.au/news on 16.6.14 By Carl Smith The growing number of community-led projects that generate their own power through renewable energy is the focus of Australia’s first Community Energy Congress, being held in Canberra this week. Nicky Ison from the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute of Sustainable Futures said self-sufficient energy […]

Draft National Strategy for Community Energy released

The newly published Draft National Strategy for Community Energy helps to articulate what this fledgling sector requires to achieve its full potential. A summary of the strategy has been released to participants of the inaugural Community Energy Congress, occurring 16-17 June in Canberra. It was developed through a national survey of 38 community energy projects […]

All those in favour, raise your hands

Jarra Hicks, co-founder and Director of the Community Power Agency, says, “The lack of political action has been an instigator for a lot of people on the ground. I think we’re getting to the point where there’s enough people and enough interest that we’re having successes of our own but we’re also able to influence […]

Memery bank

“I’ve been very lucky I’ve got to work on a whole lot of different projects across different scales of wind energy, so over a number of years I’ve been able to pick up a pretty broad and deep knowledge of that; so as well as the regulatory, policy and grid connection side of things [I […]

“It’s so much fun!”

Cultural, sociological and political science expert with Japan’s Institute of Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), Shota Furuya, says this is his main message to potential supporters of the community energy sector. “I have been working with this sector for 10 years and every time I go into communities I see wonderful cooperation and collaboration between many […]