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Flicking The Switch On Moreland Renewable Energy Project

05 June 2015

Minister for Energy, Lily D’Ambrosio, has unveiled the Moreland Community Renewable Project, commending the local community for its innovative work with solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint.

To date, 450 solar panels with a total capacity of 233 kilowatts (kW) have been installed in buildings across the City of Moreland.

The new solar system will meet 30 per cent of the peak electricity demand for the Coburg Civic Centre, saving $23,000 in energy costs and 160 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

The project is a key plank of Moreland’s Carbon Management Strategy and marks the start of a larger-scale rollout of solar panels across council facilities.

The Andrews Labor Government is currently developing a Renewable Energy Action Plan, which will outline a comprehensive set of measures to attract Victoria’s share of the significant investment in renewable energy forecast to occur in Australia by 2020. The roadmap for this plan will be released late this year.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Energy & Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio

“The Andrews Labor Government strongly supports the use of renewable energy initiatives to reduce greenhouse emissions and create jobs.”

“The Moreland Community Renewable Energy Project is a prime example of a community-based, clean energy initiative providing real social, economic and environmental benefits.”

“By installing solar panels and using energy in an efficiency way, families and households can reduce their footprint and slash household power bills.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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