Category Archives: 2016

Impressions from the inaugural Renewable Cities Australia conference

Barbara Albert speaking at RCA smallres

Patrick and Barbara attended the inaugural Renewable Cities Australia conference in June this year. 100% Renewables is a proud sponsor of RCA, as we truly believe in the role that cities and towns play in our move to a sustainable future,  where we change from a fossil-fuel based energy supply to one that is renewable and clean. 100% Renewables is also providing advice to the strategy and operations of RCA, with Barbara being a member of  RCA’s advisory board.

100% Renewables has great experience in helping councils maximise their energy productivity and production of renewable energy and we talked about this experience at the conference, see photo on the left. If you are interested in the presentation, you can access it here: Resources Section

There were speakers from big cities like Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, but also from smaller cities and communities talking about their progress in moving towards a future of renewable energy. The forum provided an ideal opportunity for everyone involved in policy, business, education and community to share their progress and learn from others on the journey to 100% renewable energy.

Presentations included the sustainability strategy of various cities, opportunities for generating renewable energy in cities, how councils can partner with their communities to achieve sustainable outcomes, the role of the corporate world in growing renewable cities, low carbon transport opportunities and learning from case study examples where cities and towns are on the way, or have already achieved 100% renewable energy.

Patrick Denvir looking at storage technologies smallres

The forum was co-located with the Energy Storage Conference and Patrick and Barbara had great fun exploring the exhibitor stands, see picture above.
A highlight for Barbara was the beautiful, fully electric Tesla car, featured below.

Barbara Albert in front of a Tesla car smallres

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