Entries by Adam Blakester

Australia’s largest community-owned solar system

Australia’s largest solar project would be financed by ‘everyday investors’ in an exciting community initiative which will bring  jobs, investment and solar power, through community involvement , to the Shoalhaven region. Shoalhaven Heads Bowling and Recreation Club has launched on online campaign to raise $119,800 for the almost 100kW community-owned solar power system. Installation of what […]

Community Energy Retailer for NSW Northern Rivers

An exciting initiative to create Australia’s first community owned electricity retailer has been given the green light. A community retailer offers energy to local customers at competitive rates, supports local renewable generation and allows residents to participate and own the business. It is similar to a normal retailer which sells electricity and issues bills but […]

Draft Sustainable Communities ISO released for comment

The first draft of ISO’s standard for sustainable communities has been released for comment. ISO 37101 sets out the requirements, guidance and supporting techniques and tools for sustainable development in communities. The standard provides a management system for sustainable community development by a local organisation. In this way the ISO is about the development processes […]

Inaugural Community Energy Congress SUCCESS

The culmination of nearly two years of work for Australia’s inaugural Community Energy Congress was rewarded with a sell out success, with more than 350 delegates gathering at the National Library in Canberra. In the words of Embark, a member of the Organising Committee: “… the participants gathered across 4 days to share, learn and […]