Starfish is a founding member of the Coalition for Community Energy. The Coalition aims to develop a vibrant community energy sector across Australia.
The Coalition’s first initiative is an advocacy campaign calling on the Australian Government to establish a $50 million grant program to support the development stage of community renewable energy projects. This will benefit the various community energy initiatives that Starfish is involved with (see below links for more details).
Experts have estimated, based on HepburnWind, that a Fund of $50 million will support over 75 projects and could leverage over half a billion dollars of investment in community renewable energy.