Picture it now: your local politician announcing a regional energy hub for your area, funded to the tune of a $1million. A small team of staff (perhaps you or your colleagues, even), on hand to provide advice and support. Start up funding to help new community energy projects get off the ground. A network to link you in with others across the nation. Perhaps a shop front.
This is the vision outlined in Smart Energy Communities: a bold new policy to turbo-charge community renewables and other local energy initiatives across Australia. And this is what we want to win from states, territories and the Federal Government.
Or check out the recording of the Campaign Webinar below.
In the webinar Nicky Ison and Lindsay Soutar give an overview of community energy in Australia, talk through the policy asks that make up the Smart Energy Communities Program and introduce the campaign to win big for community energy.
If you're keen to get involved in the Smart Energy Communities Campaign fill out this survey and we will be in touch soon.
Smart Energy Communities builds off the Community Powerhouses policy from the Homegrown Power Plan - check out the full plan here.