Over 500 people are expected to attend the 2017 Community Energy Congress at the Melbourne Town Hall on 27 and 28 February.
We're excited to support the event, which will see community energy groups from around Australia get together to share experiences, hear new ideas and be inspired by experts who have got sustainable energy projects up and running in their communities.
Experts will include:
- Søren Hermansen – Leader of the Samsø Energy and Environment Organisation, who spearheaded Samsø's efforts to become the world's first 100% renewable island in 2007
- Candace Vahlsing – Former Senior Policy Advisory for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Domestic Policy Council
- The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio – Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Conference organiser and Coordinator of the Coalition for Community Energy, Nicky Ison, says that the community energy sector has been growing rapidly in the last three years because of increasing enthusiasm for renewable energy and declining costs, as well as frustration at the lack of leadership on climate change.
"With more than 50 operating projects up from just two in 2011 and over 80 communities developing projects, community energy gives people the chance to take control of their energy future. The Community Energy Congress will showcase amazing initiatives and projects pioneered by communities across the country," says Nicky.
To find out more and register for the congress, visit: c4ce.net.au/congress