SYDNEY LORD MAYOR CLOVER MOORE TO GIVE LEADING PLENARY KEYNOTE

Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, has been announced as opening keynote at Renewable Cities Australia Forum.

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the expanded two-day forum will look at how to increase clean, renewable energy using smart systems in Australian cities and towns. 25+ business and government experts will share their plans, achievements and challenges in moving to renewable and innovative energy systems for electricity and low-carbon transport solutions.

After a successful event in 2016, Renewable Cities Australia will once again co-locate with the successful Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition at the new International Convention Centre, Sydney, 14 – 15 June 2017.

Communities

Renewable Cities and towns start with people, with communities and their leaders setting the direction and working together for our clean energy future.

As the world becomes more urbanized, cities and towns are well placed to take leading roles in this switch to renewable energy.

Many cities are already taking on this challenge, with city leaders, town planners and community groups coming together for this common goal.

With over 70% of Australians now living in urban environments, community involvement is an essential element in the development of Renewable Cities.

Buildings

Our homes, our workplaces, and our factories are the main users of power in cities and towns, so switching to renewable energy and managing the power use are the keys to our renewable future.

As well as using power generated outside the city, generating power from urban rooftops, from excess heat and from urban waste is possible in most Australian cities and towns. Developing new ways to share locally produced power is a key element to urban energy independence.

Homeowners in Australia have embraced solar power systems and higher on-site use of that power is now possible with energy storage, which will be an enabler for Renewable Cities.

Transport

Moving around in our cities and towns uses fuels or electricity and these contribute to our urban carbon footprint.

Changing our urban transport systems to renewable energy is possible, but requires good planning and an understanding of the technologies available.

Collaboration at all levels of government levels is essential for electrifying public transport and enabling electric and other low emission vehicles in our city and towns.

Renewable Cities is the forum for this sharing of ideas for moving to renewable energy transport solutions.

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