RENEWABLE CITIES AUSTRALIA FORUM ENDS ON A HIGH
The inaugural Renewable Cities Australian Forum, successfully held alongside the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition, was opened by Simon Corbell MLA, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, ACT. Minister Corbell along with key speakers from government, business, education and community, fostered dialogue around three focus areas of power generation and the use of communities, buildings and transport.
Speaker, Nik Midlam, Manager Carbon Strategy, City of Sydney said,
“The inaugural Renewable Cities Australia Forum was an inspiring way to share experiences and reach a common understanding of the issues and opportunities for accelerating renewable energy in the community.” Read more.
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.