Energy storage solutions becoming cheaper

The Climate Council has launched a report, Fully Charged: Renewables and storage powering Australiathat shows that energy storage solutions, like batteries and solar thermal, are rapidly decreasing in cost.

For the average Australian, the cost of adding solar and batteries to your home has never been lower, with further reductions in cost likely over the next few years.

Five fast facts on renewables and storage in Australia

  1. Plummeting costs are opening up access to renewable energy technologies
  2. Australians are jumping on board
  3. These technologies create new jobs
  4. They’re an essential weapon in the battle against climate change
  5. A diverse mix of energy solutions means a more resilient network

Renewable and storage technologies, in their many forms, are efficient, reliable, flexible, and increasingly cost effective. What we need are credible Federal Government policies that support their uptake.

Our reliable renewable energy future is within reach.

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Unley Repair Cafe

Unley Repair Cafe is coming soon!

Repair cafes are places where expert repairers help community members learn how to fix their broken household items. Through the repair cafe we hope to repair things – share knowledge, skills, cups of tea – reduce landfill – save money – make friends – create community!

Unley Repair Cafe received a grant through the SA Government’s Fund My Neighbourhood to operate for 12 months. It  will be held from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the last Saturday of each month at Clarence Park Community Centre. The first session will be on Saturday 28 April 2018.

More repairers are needed so if you have skills in fixing things please get in touch – repaircafe@sustainablecommunitiessa.org.au.

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Strategic plan for Sustainable Communities SA

Sustainable Communities SA has completed a Strategic Plan 2017-2022!

The planning process had helped us to refine our purpose and aims and the completed plan will guide us as we revive our organisation, take new directions and embark on new partnerships.

Thanks to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters for a Community Grant that enabled us to do this important work, and to consultant Susan Raphael who assisted us.

We invite members and other interested people to read the plan and join us as we put it into action!

 

 

Fund My Neighbourhood –

Be part of making decisions for a better local community through Fund My Neighbourhood, an SA Government program in which you can vote for ideas for local projects and improvements. Voting closes at 5pm, Monday 20 November 2017.

Here are just a few examples of proposed projects:

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