RENEWABLES CANDIDATES FORUM in HIGGINS

Renewables Candidate Forum

Save with Renewables Expert Panel Event

PLUS – Your chance to quiz Higgins candidates on sustainability and climate

Please come to this event Save with Renewables / Candidate Forum in Higgins and invite your friends.

Want to learn more about saving on energy bills, making your own power and protecting our climate?

Join our stellar panel of experts to learn about the huge leaps in energy efficiency and clean energy technology; the rapidly improving business case for renewables, and ways that the community could save from day one.  This is your chance to meet industry experts and find out more about the big picture for solar and renewables transition, and keep up to date with changes in the energy policy landscape.

With the recent temperature spike and bleaching of the Reef, climate has become a front line election issue.

How do our candidates vision the future – how they will advance a clean energy transition, increase community resilience and create programs to help lower energy bills? How will they support solar for households and businesses? How will they protect our climate from the damage caused by the big polluters?

Join us this coming Tuesday 7th June at 7pm at the Moss Room, Prahran Mechanics Institute, 39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran. Light refreshments will be served.

Inquiries: Sally Newell 0426 171 733

Renewables can deliver! Invite to expert/candidates forum 7th June, Prahran

You are warmly invited to listen to our stellar panel of energy experts to learn about the huge leaps in energy efficiency and clean energy technology, the rapidly improving business case for renewables, and ways that the community could save from day one.

The night is chaired by the Victorian President of NECA, John Cutler.

This is your chance to meet industry experts and find out more about the big picture for solar and renewables transition, and keep up to date with changes in the energy policy landscape.

With the recent temperature spike and bleaching of the Reef, climate has become a front line election issue.

How do our candidates vision the future – how they will advance a clean energy transition, increase community resilience and create programs to help lower energy bills? How will they support solar for households and businesses? How will they protect our climate from the damage caused by the big polluters?

Media coverage includes The Sustainability Hour radio show, and John Englart, experienced citizen journalist, for Margot Kingston’s No Fibs; and there will be time to network over tea, coffee, grapes, strawberries and chocolate biscuits! Join us this coming Tuesday 7th June at 7 pm, at the Prahran Mechanics Institute. Entry is free with registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/save-with-renewables-progress-in-stonnington-higgins-candidate-forum-registration-25751319891

And even better news – some preliminary number crunching shows that expanding solar and energy efficiency citywide, through a moderate Council administrative support program, will pay off in spades – and that means more renewables work and energy savings in our local area!

Have a look at Stonnington Climate Action Network’s submission to Council that suggests that the return to constituents in health and climate impact reduction would be around 2000% from a Council solar rates and rates energy efficiency program leveraging reduced external finance. Check out this pdf!

With clean energy community support levels heading over 80% there has never been a better time to add solar to your home or business, and move down the path to energy independence.

Expert Panel:

Moderator: John Cutler, National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA)

John is President of NECA Victoria, a position he has held for 3 years. He is considered an expert in the provision of energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery storage, and solar hotwater, and in local government though serving as a councillor.

Tim Forcey, Energy Advisor to Melbourne University’s Energy Institute regularly speaks on energy efficiency and renewable energy, and his articles are published in the Conversation, ATA’s RenNew Magazine, and Renew Economy and Climate Spectator.

Ian Johnstone, Manager, EcoSmart Electricians, NECA, an expert on training, energy efficiency, residential, commercial and industrial solar installations, industry standards and compliance.

Scott McKenry, Regional Coordinator for the 7 council initiative Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA), which implements local and state government initiatives for renewables transition, emissions reduction and climate change adaptation.

Paul Murfitt, CEO Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL). As well as consulting widely to local, state and federal government, authorities and business, MEFL works in research and community engagement on sustainable energy, energy efficiency and urban development, including the Cityof Moreland’s stand out Zero Carbon Evolution city wide emissions reduction program.

Inquiries: Sally Newell 0426 171 733

Read more in Towards City Wide Emissions Reduction – Stonnington Climate Action Network.

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