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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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Nearly 100 councils in Australia have completed internationally-recognised community emissions profiles and dozens that have set targets in line with what the science demands. It’s now time to move onto how we can use that information to determine the most effective pathways to action. At this webinar, we’ll explain how councils can ensure you are selecting interventions that will give your municipality the best chance of meeting emissions reductions targets.

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On Thursday 15th February 2018 I was in a series of meetings with Bundaberg Regional Council in Queensland as we sought input in the development of their new Clean Energy Bundaberg strategy. We were facilitating workshops with staff from Assets, Transport, Finance, Buildings, Environment, Parks and Gardens, Executive Management and everything in between when things took an interesting turn!

 

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In late April 2018, ICLEI Oceania, Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability launched the Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018, a 34 page report that is the end result of the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed. Download the report and come along to a webinar on Monday 21st May where we'll be presenting the report in detail; analysing some of the trends; getting deeper into the data with our...

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The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is the leading international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society. A new draft common global reporting framework has been released and ICLEI Oceania are seeking feedback and input. Come along to the webinar on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - hear what this all means and have your say in program design!

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Here we go again! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years you’d be aware of the Federal Government’s “smart cities” push, which included a Smart Cities Summit in April 2016, launching Australia's very first Smart Cities Plan, and the first round of funding announced late last year. Round Two of the Program has just been announced and will be open for applications until 2nd July 2018. Over the last 5 years we’ve worked on funding applications with hundreds of councils around...

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Victorian local government sustainability managers and officers are invited to two special workshops on Thursday 3rd May. The first is Local Government Climate Action in Metro Melbourne (9:30am-12:00pm) and the second is An Introduction to GPC Accounting for Local Governments (1:30pm-3pm). Lunch will be held in between and all Victorian councils are invited. It is free to attend both workshops. Both workshops will be held at Level 10, 225 Bourke Street Melbourne. Check out the details; RSVP; and...

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Ironbark is seeking part-time staff with project management, building auditing and administration/project support experience to assist with energy efficiency projects. We have a number of projects currently underway and the prediction of more to come.

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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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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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