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Ironbark frequently contributes reports, information and time to the sector. Over the last decade we have written hundreds of articles, delivered webinars and developed presentations and reports that we have promoted through this website, our newsletter and social media.

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The New South Wales State Government recently set up a fund dedicated to support climate change activities. Many councils have been preparing for this, expecting this to assist in funding their energy efficiency priorities. Timing of the first round was expected in late 2017. Unfortunately, it appears the program will remain on hold indefinitely, with no certainty on timing or eligibility criteria. What does this mean for your Council?

 

 

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Over the last 3 years, Ironbark have been working with Australian councils, ICLEI Oceania, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) and other data sources to to develop community profiles for councils the length and breadth of the land. As of February 2018, the number of councils we're working to develop community GHG profiles now sits at 42 around Australia. We now have a ready-made program that any Council can access with three...

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Procuring, commissioning and monitoring rooftop solar. Hmmm, not the sexiest topics agreed, but important ones that can avoid ongoing headaches in council-land. And with Harry Fricke of Moonee Valley and Peter Vun of Kur-ring-gai councils imparting not only years of solar experience but also actual tender and maintenance documents, there is nothing to gain but valuable knowledge, even for those who think they are old hat at solar projects. This is guaranteed to save councils time when procuring...

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For councils, leading on solar means making plans in a changing policy landscape, and developing new ways to benefit. The actual panels are now old hat, but what should councils do about battery storage, power purchase agreements, the Renewable Energy Target and National Energy Guarantee, community solar, peer-to-peer trading? Not to mention the other technical and policy nuances out there! Ironbark's webinar discusses the various options in depth with a panel of experts from council and...

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The results of the first round of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program have been released by the Federal Government; and they’re very interesting! NSW is leading the way in terms of the number of projects and the funding secured, but there are innovative proposals from all states on the list covering transport, planning, energy, and many more areas. However, it is key that the Federal Government does not see ‘Smart’ as simply an alternative label for information technology, but instead views it...

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Ironbark are thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with ICLEI Oceania and Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) to develop the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed! We're inviting Australian council and community stakeholders to take part in the survey to better understand local government climate change actions, policies, strategies and targets. The survey will identify successful case studies across Australia and help...

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Ironbark Sustainability is supporting PhD Research relevant to local government across Australia, and internationally. Close Ironbark friend and local government expert Helen Scott, a PhD Candidate at RMIT University, is looking into monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation in local governments. Many Australian councils have assessed their risk and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, and are implementing climate change adaptation actions to lessen this risk. However,...

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Ironbark Sustainability assisted WSROC to deliver the Light Years Ahead program which is now award winning, having taken the Green Globe under the category of Resource Efficiency in this year’s NSW State Government’s awards for sustainability. The program demonstrates a gold standard approach for planning and implementation, as well as ticking all the boxes in terms of demonstrating the financial, social and environmental benefits of bulk street lighting changeover projects. Recently, WSROC and...

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The Australian Lighting Summit 2017 is back in its 5th year and will be held on the 13th and 14th of September. The Summit is a platform for delegates to learn from, meet and brainstorm with some of the lighting sectors’ best national and international minds. The 2017 Summit’s agenda features lighting experts from across the Australian Government, major city and local councils, a range of universities, associations, public and private companies and international specialists. Check it out!

 

 

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A bit lost with all the local government climate change programs, protocols, trends and information that seem to be out there at the moment? Suffering from a severe case of TMA* over the CCR, CPP, CCP and CCR and responding with a healthy dose of WTF? Well take a seat at our upcoming webinar on Thursday 7th September 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm AEST where we discuss all you need to know about councils and climate action in 2017 (* Too Many Acronyms).

 

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