Speaking of community-owned renewable energy in Geelong

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On 15 April 2015, around 30 people met at South Barwon Community Centre to discuss the possibilities of starting up a community-owned renewable energy project in Geelong. Below you can listen to excerpts from the meeting – in shape of separate audio recordings, as well as links to further reading on the topic.

In the 73rd Sustainable Hour on 20 May 2015, we broadcast and podcast highlights from the event’s speakers who, among others, were:
Dan Cowdell, president, Geelong Sustainability
Tosh Szatow, Energy for the People
Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth


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Excerpts from the hour


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Introduction by Dan Cowdell and Mik Aidt



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Tosh Szatow, Energy for the People



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Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth



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Dan Cowdell about City of Greater Geelong Council’s assessment



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Dan Cowdell rounding the meeting off



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Read more: www.geelongsustainability.org.au/core



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Article by Courtney Crane about CORE in Geelong Advertiser on 9 May 2015, page 20



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» Renewables International – 18 May 2015:
Scotland: New community wind farm in UK is largest ever
This month, construction of the Beinn Ghrideag wind farm was completed. In the next few months, three 3 MW Enercon wind turbines are expected to start power production. A comparison with a recent German committee project is illustrative.





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2 comments

  1. A brilliant initiative and long overdue in our opinion. This is something Pulse Radio could generate some real momentum with in our area. We are regular listeners on the bayside.

    We look forward to some update bulletins from Pulse of progress and community involvement that we can participate in to get something like this started. My husband is in rural investment and has seen first hand how much money solar can save.
    Laura.

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