Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
Federal Election  |  Election 2016, Social Innovation

Renewable Projects to Turbo-Charge Innovation – NFP


Thursday, 2nd June 2016 at 11:26 am
Lina Caneva, Editor
Energy sector Not for Profit, Community Power Agency (CPA) has welcomed the ALP’s re-commitment to spend almost $100 million on creating up to 10 community power hubs saying it will help turbo-charge innovation across the country.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016
at 11:26 am
Lina Caneva, Editor


1 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Renewable Projects to Turbo-Charge Innovation – NFP
Thursday, 2nd June 2016 at 11:26 am

 

Energy sector Not for Profit, Community Power Agency (CPA) has welcomed the ALP’s re-commitment to spend almost $100 million on creating up to 10 community power hubs saying it will help turbo-charge innovation across the country.

CPA said the hubs would support the establishment of local renewable programs such as community owned solar and wind.

CPA founding director Nicky Ison said it was clear the ALP had been listening to the community energy sector, which is already leading the transition to a clean energy future, with over 70 groups developing innovative local power projects.

“Community power is a win-win-win. It is good for local economies, the environment, and can help address social issues such as energy affordability,” Ison said.

“The combination of 10 Community Power Hubs and competitive grants will support community energy in Australia to follow in the footsteps of countries like Germany, where 47 per cent of all installed renewables is owned by citizens and communities.”

The CPA said that it is leading a new grassroots election campaign, Smart Energy Communities, calling on all political parties to get behind community energy.

The campaign called on government to kickstart new community energy projects and build a network to offer legal and technical advice.

“It makes good economic sense for all political parties to back community power projects. They help households, small businesses and community services cut their power bills, they help clean up our energy system and they also create much-needed jobs in regional communities,” Ison said.

“With 24 community energy groups in marginal seats like Page, Corangamite, Brisbane and Gilmore this is a popular policy and a potential vote winner. Marginal electorate MPs have a golden opportunity to boost innovation.”

CPA said the ALP’s Community Power Network and Regional Hubs announcement follows the policy outlined in GetUp and Solar Citizens’ Homegrown Power Plan, of which Nicky Ison was a co-author.


Lina Caneva  |  Editor |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


...


NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Project Looks to Boost Renewable Energy Use at NFPs

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 14th November 2017 at 8:14 am

Power Company Supports Renewable Energy in Community Organisations

Rachel McFadden

Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at 3:09 pm

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10 Million Worldwide

Wendy Williams

Friday, 26th May 2017 at 5:47 pm

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

One Comment

  • Michael says:

    Are these in the form of subsidies or grants to buy solar panels or RECS or to invest in a renewable reject. We have to ensure the benefits can be widely spread than just captured at the local level.

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!