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Vale Mike Hill

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With deep sadness we note that Mike Hill passed away on 26 July 2016.

Mike leaves a huge legacy of achievements, including his vital role in the formation of MEFL.

Mike will be sadly missed, not only for his tireless work and campaigning for sustainability and social justice, also for his collaborative, friendly approach to getting things done and for his sense of humour.

We offer our sincere condolences to Mike’s partner Lorna and his family.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Moreland Energy Foundation. Donations can be made online here or send cash or cheque to the MEFL Office.

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Registrations are open for Spark 2016

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  Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd is excited to be holding its inaugural conference to ignite local action on climate change. Spark 2016 will have a strong emphasis on progressive ideas and collaborative action, and bring together a diverse range of industry stakeholders, including state and local government policy-makers, business leaders, renewable energy experts, climate campaigners … Read more »

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MEFL’s ‘Spark’ Conference 18-19 August

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  Save the date! ‘Spark’ is MEFL’s inaugural conference to inspire collaborative action on climate change. The Moreland Energy Foundation is excited to announce its first conference. With a strong emphasis on progressive ideas and collaboration, this event will bring together a diverse range of industry stakeholders, including state and local government policy-makers, business leaders, … Read more »

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Election issues

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The federal Election is in a few weeks so we thought we’d have a look at the policies (if any) that the major parties have in place regarding climate change. The Coalition on climate change The 2016 Budget provides no vision to transition away from coal to the renewable economy of the future. Emphasised by … Read more »

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Solar for Community Groups

Community groups in the City of Moreland are saving money and carbon emissions through an innovative solar pilot program. As part of the Zero Carbon Evolution strategy, Positive Charge has been working with Moreland City Council to pilot an innovative funding mechanism that enables community groups who rent their premises from Council to install solar … Read more »

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How Does Your Home Rate?

Victorian householders now have the opportunity to understand the thermal performance of their home and the efficiency of their major electrical appliances, as well as where their energy is being used. The Victorian Government has developed Australia’s first home energy efficiency rating tool, known as The Residential Efficiency Scorecard, which has been specifically designed to … Read more »

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Making Energy Visible

For low-income households, managing energy costs can be critical to avoiding severe financial hardship. In-home display units that show energy usage in detail can help these households improve their energy efficiency and lower their costs, according to new report from the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS). The report is titled Making Energy Visible: Using … Read more »

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Feed-in tariffs review

Currently households with solar panels receive a flat rate of only 5c per kilowatt-hour for electricity they feed in to the grid. The Victorian Essential Services Commission is currently reviewing the feed-in tariff system. The Commission has proposed that feed-in tariffs should reflect the broader economic, environmental and social benefits of solar. Proposals Under the … Read more »