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Funding announced for Australian Energy Foundation

Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (MEFL) is absolutely thrilled to share that, if elected, a Labor Government will support MEFL to establish the Australian Energy Foundation to work nationally and support the scale-up of community energy across Australia.

The $4.7 million grant to MEFL, announced by the Australian Labor Party yesterday, represents the first year of funding to establish the Australian Energy Foundation, and is a huge step forward to accelerate community energy across Australia. The Foundation will provide the community energy sector with the essential support, tools, services and investment it needs to grow; guide community energy groups to commission and install community energy projects; and administer the investment throughout the lifetime of the projects.

“We look forward to empowering and supporting communities across Australia to scale up community energy projects.” said Alison Rowe, CEO of Moreland Energy Foundation.

Denmark has 5,500 community energy projects, Scotland has over 500 and Germany has 880 energy cooperatives that own 47% of the country’s renewables. “We believe Australia can be the international rock star for renewable energy and we look forward to supporting the ALP’s ambition for Australia.” said Ms Rowe.

Photo above, from left: Kate Nicolazzo, Anthony Stark, Peter Khalil MP, Mark Butler MP, Ged Kearney MP, Alison Rowe

Just announced! A Shorten Labor Government, if elected, will provide the Moreland Energy Foundation with a $4.7 million grant to take their work to the national stage and provide the community energy sector across Australia with the essential support, tools, services and investment it needs to grow. Read more here: https://peterkhalil.com.au/news/press-releases/labor-supports-establishment-of-australian-energy-foundation-with-47-million-grant/

Posted by Peter Khalil on Sunday, 24 February 2019