Powering the State Coal Mine

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The time has come – we are at last flicking the switch to power the State Coal Mine Wonthaggi with renewable energy. The Honourable Minister Lily D’Ambrosio will be joined by our partners to declare the system open On Friday May 3rd at 9.30 am Please come and help us celebrate this milestone event for community energy in our region. … Read More

Merry Christmas!

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Thank you to all our supporters, friends, involved helpers and enquiring minds! Have a safe and special holiday break, we wish you all well for 2019.

Energy Saving Tip!

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Use windows to adjust temperature Over summer so many people rely on cooling systems to regulate temperatures and forget about their windows. By opening your windows at night invites cool air into your home. Close your bedroom door to trap the cool air in your room. When you wake up, shut the windows and close the blinds to trap more cool … Read More

A gift that just keeps giving!

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Looking for a special gift that really makes a difference? Consider grabbing an annual membership for a friend or family member, help someone dear to discover more of the great benefits of clean energy. WHY JOIN? Fabulous group of interesting people who want to help make positive change happen. Quarterly activity days and other events Regular newsletter Renewable energy generation … Read More

Community Owned Renewable Energy

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Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd’s Southern C.O.R.E. (Community Owned Renewable Energy) Fund supports community groups to install renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, helping them cut power bills and reduce carbon emissions. For most projects, community groups apply for no-interest loans. Interest-free loans are paid back to the Fund from energy savings, becoming available to support the next group’s project. Artist … Read More

Thinking of getting solar?

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Investing in renewable energy just makes sense, it’s clean and will save you money on your energy bills. How? With so much information out there it can be quite daunting and time consuming trying to figure out what will work best for your site. Our Living Greener section features certified local businesses that specialise in providing energy assessments, solar installations … Read More

Energy Saving Tip!

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Check your lights The average Australian home uses approximately 6% of its energy just to power the lights. Many spend more than they need to because they use inefficient light bulbs or use their lights inefficiently. Some styles of lighting will heat your home more than others indirectly causing you to spend more money on cooling. Turn off any lights … Read More

Energy Saving Tip!

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Clean your air conditioner Grime gets caught and builds up in your air conditioner filter over the years. If you don’t clean it out, it can take up to 15% more energy to power the unit. It’s important to have your air conditioner filter cleaned a couple of times every year and have it replaced if it’s worn out. The … Read More