In my new role I will be managing the Zero Carbon Evolution team – delivering on Moreland City Council’s ambition for the Moreland community to reach zero net carbon emissions. This will involve delivering energy efficiency upgrades and solar installations on homes, businesses and community buildings throughout Moreland, as well as liaising and working closely with Council staff.
Law firm Corrs is publishing a series of online interviews titled Securing our Energy Future. For the second in the series, Corrs interviewed MEFL’s CEO Alison Rowe.
The interview covered a wide range of topics related to MEFL’s vision of an equitable zero carbon society. They discussed how communities can make the energy transition despite a fragmented approach at Federal and State level, how policies translate to action ‘on the ground’, investment in renewables, MEFL’s own efforts to ‘walk the talk’ and be a sustainable organisation, and Australia’s opportunity to be a world leader.
The full interview is available on the Corrs website.
MEFL will remain ever thankful to Ian Thomas and Rosemary Bissett for their service to the MEFL Board.
Rosemary served as a Director and Ian as the Company Secretary. They have both been on the Board since the inception of MEFL, totalling 36 years of service and dedication to MEFL. Rosemary and Ian attended their last Board meeting in September. We will miss their wisdom, humour, guidance and support.
In recognition of their contribution to MEFL, they were both awarded Life Membership, so we hope to see them at the AGM soon.
Why it’s important to transition to an all-electric home – and the key steps to take
This speech was delivered by Tim Forcey at the launch of the CERES Eco-house on 9 October 2018. Tim has 35 years of industrial experience (electricity, oil and gas, petrochemicals) with focus on energy production, transmission and consumption.
Thanks to Minister D’Ambrosio for Victoria’s leadership, as demonstrated by a long list of exciting things going on in our state.
At its meeting on 12 September, Moreland City Council adopted the Zero Carbon Evolution (ZCE) Refresh to 2020 and the 2040 Framework, as well as declaring a climate emergency. The Refresh is a comprehensive update of Council’s ZCE 2020 Strategy and the 2040 Framework extends the vision for a further 20 years. These strategies were developed by MEFL for the Council and will ensure that Moreland is at the leading edge of local action on climate change.
MEFL is a partner in Ovida’s Community Energy Hub project, which received a $980,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Microgrid Demonstration Initiative earlier this month.
The $2 million project will install shared solar PV and battery systems in three buildings in Melbourne to help cut energy costs for tenants. The initiative will benefit approximately 650 customers, generate 5000 kWh of solar energy and support 11,000 kWh of energy storage.
The 2018 MEFL Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 October.
Please join us for drinks and nibbles at 6.30pm.
The AGM will commence at 7:00pm and will include the election of a Community Member Director to the MEFL Board.
The AGM will be followed by a presentation introducing the new MEFL Strategic Plan.
I joined MEFL in 2018 as a Data Analyst in the Zero Carbon Strategy and Programs team, assisting on a range of external and internal projects.
My role involves preparing, analysing and reporting data using Python, Tableau and business intelligence tools, ensuring a robust basis for evidence-based business decision making. I also do energy/emissions baseline analysis and contribute to overall business development.