Simon Corbell MLA, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, ACT, to open Renewable Cities Australia Forum
The ACT government has boosted its commitment to renewable energy by not only bringing their renewable targets forward by four years but also announcing Canberra will be powered fully by renewables by this time. Minister Corbell recently announced the revised target of 100% renewable by 2020 saying it will be both “achievable and affordable”.
We are delighted to announce that Minister Corbell will open the two day forum. Minister Corbell will ‘share the solutions’ and provide insights on ACT’s steps towards 100% renewable.
Renewable Cities Australia will connect you with local government, industry and community drivers of the change to a 100% renewable future, and will enable you to view innovative energy storage and energy management technologies in the co-located Australian Energy Storage Exhibition.
Be part of the solution, register today for Renewable Cities Australia, 1 – 2 June 2016, Australian Technology Park, Sydney.
Event proudly sponsored by:
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CEO, H2U The Hydrogen Utility
Marketing and Alliance Manager, AllGrid Energy
Chief Executive Officer, Brighsun New Energy Pty Ltd
Founder & Chairman, Brighsun New Energy Pty Ltd
Deputy Chief Minister & Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, ACT Government
Director, Sustainable Business Consulting and Co-Founder of 100% Renewables
Sustainability Officer, Byron Shire Council
Program Coordinator - Energy and Resource Management, Newcastle City Council
Founder & Partner, Republic of Everyone
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.
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.
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.