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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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In case you've been hiding in a cave, over 100 Australian councils have now changed over their street lights to energy efficient street lights such as LED, and we are have now hit the magical half-a-million mark. Councils around Australia are now undertaking some fascinating smart lighting pilots and ready to start sharing the results. To assist with realising the benefits of smart lighting the National Smart Lighting Pilots program has kicked off. Get on board!

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Ironbark's Paul Brown presented at the WA Local Government (WALGA) Convention in August 2018. The session provided information on what capabilities and capacity currently exists for councils to install and operate their own street lighting and related infrastructure. Things are poised for movement over the next year or so as WA councils and Western Power talk turkey on LED street lighting. We've got LEDs and new tariffs in the wings and some great projects from Esperance and Joondulup which...

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We've got some big news in the street lighting world that you really should be aware of! Some of it requires thought and planning. Some of it will have impacts on your job. All of it is valuable information... Australian Local Government Smart Lighting Pilots; Stranded Assets; the Minimata Convention; Regulation Changes and more. So sit back and enjoy the presentation style and experience of two of Australia's leading street lighting expert in our June 2018 special council smart lighting...

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In early 2017, Australian local government passed a tremendous milestone with the number of councils that have completed an energy efficient street lighting changeover passing the century mark. There have now been over 462,000 street lights already changed over in Australia to energy efficient alternatives like LED, representing around 18% of all lights and 26% of all residential (or local) roads. While there's still a long way to go, this dwarfs what's happening around the world with only 1% of...

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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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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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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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