Communities from all across Australia are coming together to pursue genuine sustainability opportunities, and the Community Energy Congress to be held this June in Canberra is testament to this growing movement.
In recent years, it has been acknowledged that it is communities who are leading the way in creating sustainable energy enterprises. These enterprises increase local energy security, create regional community development opportunities, and directly act to reduce carbon emissions.
Above: Simon Holmes à Court, director of Hepburn Wind is a guest speaker at the Community Energy Congress 2014.
The Community Energy Congress will bring together for the first time, all the key players in the emerging Australian community energy sector.
Through the Community Energy Congress, participants will have the opportunity to be motivated by inspiring national and international speakers and case studies ,network and build relationships with those who work in community energy in Australia, including people from mainstream energy networks.
Retailers and renewable energy businesses as well as government and community energy project leaders will be involved. There will also be the opportunity for all to get involved in discussions about how community energy can be used to promote sustainable regional development and renewable energy sector development in Australia.
Community Energy Congress 2014 will be held on Monday, June 16 to Tuesday, June 17 at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT.
For more information visit c4ce.net.au.