Tuesday, 09 June 2015 17:44

Free Clean Energy Workshops

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The past few decades have seen national and global growth in the community ownership and management of energy. There is an increasing interest and trend for communities to discuss, develop, own and manage localised approaches to energy.

Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC), the Office of Environment and Heritage and Penrith City Council are co-hosting two free clean energy workshops on Friday 26th June in Penrith.

These workshops aim to gather people and organisations from across the region to discuss their common interests in energy issues. Individuals, government agencies, business and community organisations are invited to hear presentations and discuss how to build and capitalise on their combined knowledge, passion and skills.

Speakers and attendees will discuss the clean energy barriers and opportunities in Western Sydney. Workshops will prompt thinking around how individuals, groups, industry and government can contribute to a clean energy future. Speakers will facilitate an open-floor discussion to brainstorm regional collaboration ideas and there will be time for networking.

The workshops aim to:

  1. Enhance activity in the development of, or interest in, community renewable energy
  2. Expand the network, collaboration and relationships between individuals and organisations

All are welcome - residents, community groups, professionals working in energy, industry, government and other agencies.

The Penrith workshops are run over two sessions.

Workshop – Clean Energy Workshops
Date – Friday 26th June 2015 (two sessions)
Session 1 – 10:00am - 2:00pm
Session 2 – 6:30pm - 9:00pm
IMPORTANT: New Venue - Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith, NSW, 2750 (formerly advertised venue was Tattersalls Function Centre, Penrith)
Venue information http://www.penrithrsl.com.au

Cost - Free

Register and more information - http://register.environment.nsw.gov.au/ce
Note: The two sessions are near identical, so it is not necessary to attend both.

The workshops are part of a broader program, being held at a number of locations across Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter Region. Start and end times vary. Registration is free.

For general information contact Gordon Fraser, Regional Coordinator – Clean Energy - Hunter and Central Coast, Office of Environment and Heritage, 0455 093 631 or 02 4927 3145, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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