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Moreland Power

Moreland Power is one of MEFL’s newest initiatives to accelerate the transition to clean energy in the City of Moreland. This pilot program will investigate the feasibility of using community-owned renewable energy to deliver benefits to both local community investors and households struggling to pay their energy bills.

How it works

MEFL will work with Moreland City Council and our partners, to install 250 kilowatts of community-owned solar on Council-owned buildings. Renewable energy generated by these projects will be sold at a low cost to households facing energy hardship in Moreland.

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Power Saving Bonus

The Victorian Government has made saving on your energy bill a lot easier, with the Energy Compare website. Energy Compare allows you to easily find the best energy plan for your needs, and the best part is – they pay you to use it!

The Victorian Government’s $50 Power Saving Bonus payment is available until 30 June 2019. To claim your bonus go to the Energy Compare website and follow the website prompts until you get to the Compare Offers screen, where you will see a button on the right hand side, to submit your Power Saving Bonus. Check our easy-to-use guide on how to use the site if you have any problems. 

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Understanding energy bills

Your energy bill can be a baffling mix of numbers, charts and acronyms. Here’s our practical guide to understanding what it all means.


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Claiming the Power Saving Bonus

A step-by-step guide to using the Victorian Government’s Energy Compare website and claiming your $50 Power Saving Bonus.

Get the best deal on your energy bills – and get paid for doing the comparison!

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Transitions Film Festival

The Transitions Film Festival showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change makers that are leading the way to a better world.

Our Power

One of many great films on the program is Our Power, an empowering documentary about the Latrobe Valley community as they bear the brunt of the privatisation of Victoria’s electricity in the 1990s and the devastating Hazelwood Mine Fire of 2014. The film screens on Saturday 2 March at 2:15pm.

Following the screening will be a panel discussion including MEFL’s CEO Alison Rowe.

More info on Transitions Film Festival website. 

Free double pass

We have a double pass to give away to Our Power.

For your chance to win, head to the Transitions Film Festival ‘ticket giveaways’ page and enter the code mourmoreland.

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Guaranteeing energy supply in a changing market

Renew (formerly known as the Alternative Technology Association) presents an evening with Dr Kerry Schott AO, head of the Energy Security Board.

Dr Schott will talk about the ESBs role, resources and responsibilities. Dr Schott was a major architect of the National Energy Guarantee, which reflects the role of the Energy Security Board in creating security in the Energy Market. Her talk will inform debate about the role of Renewable Energy in the National Energy Market.

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SustainabLOL

Climate Change may be no laughing matter but sometimes we need to lighten the tone and find humour.

Join us for an afternoon with local and international comedians, as we acknowledge the difficulty in living a low carbon, environmentally friendly lifestyle and laugh in the face of a climate crisis!

This is a family friendly event. All proceeds will go to the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd, to support local schools and community groups implement energy efficiency and renewable energy.

$10 flat fee for all tickets – that’s an absolute bargain to see an hour and a half of top comedy!

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Give a little energy justice this holiday season

I have already shared with you what a big year 2018 was for us here at MEFL. A key theme has been our ongoing pursuit of energy justice – we want to make sure we look after all our neighbours across Australia.

A special project

Therefore, I wanted to share with you a special project that we are particularly proud of and to give you an opportunity to get involved…

The Re4Bre project, based in Brewarrina in northern NSW, is founded on the vision of local elder Uncle Ike. Ike wants “to see all the Indigenous people who live in country areas who struggle with power to have cheap power. It doesn’t have to be a burden to them. Let them live, and enjoy life.”

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Research Data Advisor – position at SV

The Victorian Healthy Homes Program is a first-in-Australia randomised controlled trial design that measures and monetises the health, energy and climate change benefits of improved energy efficiency and warmth in 1000 low-income Victorian Households.

Sustainability Victoria is the lead organisation of the trial and contractual relationships for the two main parts of this program. The Research Data Advisor, sits within Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Homes Team, reporting to the Manager, Sustainable Homes and forms part of the Business and Built Environment Group.

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A MEGA year at MEFL

What a MEGA year 2018 has been! At MEFL our focus has been on delivering our major programs, building our organisation and supporting our people. This has seen us smash our impact targets in the areas of renewables installed, emissions reduced and advice provided to households.

We have launched our new Strategic Plan which will guide our future work; we have a bold vision for an equitable zero carbon society. That’s a big task and we are up for it. MEFL’s role is to accelerate the energy transition by empowering communities to take action.

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Solar for Renters

The Solar for Renters pilot project is now largely concluded. There were four successful installs and around 30 tenants and landlords participating in surveys providing rich insight into the barriers and potential pathways to solar installation on rental properties. The pilot enabled rental property owners in Moreland to install solar systems on houses in exchange for slightly higher rental incomes, while tenants benefit from saving more on their energy bills than the cost of the rent increase.

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