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Announcing “From Dreams to Reality” event on 21Jun18, one year after our launch

In June 2017 Healesville CoRE was launched at a community gathering. In the one year since then, we have achieved a lot. Come and hear our project partners talk about our projects that are being put into place and that are envisioned for the future to transform Healesville into a Net Zero town – a town that uses only renewable energy. Hear how the residents and businesses can save money and how we as a community can invest in Healesville’s future.

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7:00pm.  See Upcoming Events page for details.

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Calendar of Events – January to June 2018

Healesville CoRE has organized to run a series of FREE events for our community in the first half of 2018.

Please look at the Upcoming Events page for the details.

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An Inconvenient Sequel

Healesville CoRE in conjunction with Yarra Glenergy and HEWI is proud to present Al Gore’s follow-up documentary: An Inconvenient Sequel. Truth to Power.

Showing at Healesville Memo on November 23rd at 730pm.

Tickets are available now.

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Tickets now available for Alan Pears AM

Healesville CoRE are pleased to announce tickets are now available for our free evening session with Alan Pears AM. For more details see the event page and to book tickets go to EventBrite.

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WA off-grid trial success

The ABC has published a short article on off-grid power experiments in WA http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-18/living-off-solar-and-lithium-batteries-big-success-wa-farmers/8954740 – great to see!

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Fact: The cheapest form of new power generation is renewable

Fact: The cheapest form of new power generation is renewable

Wind and solar are now the cheapest form of

new power generation in Australia.

Low wind prices are reflected in recent

contracts for wind.

Worldwide, the cost of large-scale wind and

solar plants continues to fall. Onshore wind costs

fell 18%, and solar PV costs fell 17% in the past

year. Globally, wind prices have reached

record lows.

Sources: * Climate Council 2017

BNEF (2017) BNEF Research – New coal the most expensive

form of new supply.

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Push for a mini hydro-electric scheme in Yarra Valley town of Warburton

Up to 120 homes could be powered by a mini hydro-electric scheme that’s been proposed by locals for Warburton.

Source: Push for a mini hydro-electric scheme in Yarra Valley town of Warburton

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Inside Melbourne’s secret suburban hydro power system

From the outside, it looks like a green shipping container on an industrial block in the suburbs. But on the inside, there’s plenty going on.

Source: Inside Melbourne’s secret suburban hydro power system

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Solar Savers For Pensioners

Solar Savers For Pensioners

Get in quickly, before the 15th August 2017.  Victorian Councils, including Yarra Ranges, support pensioners to install solar with no upfront costs.

The next round of assistance is after February 2018.

Contact Solar Savers  (03) 9385 8512 if you: 

own your home,

have a Government Pension Card (aged or disability),

are usually at home from 9am to 5pm,

have average to high electricity use (ask if you are unsure).

Watch the video of one success story – the Solar Savers “Nonna Effect”

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