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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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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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Energy efficiency and renewable energy policies at Federal and State levels have constantly been in the news over the last 12 months, but not so much on how these changes affect councils. Australian councils could well be excused for a feeling of apprehension around the future of mechanisms that support energy efficiency and renewable energy at a local level. However history tells a different story, and it has actually been in the more challenging policy settings where local government has come...

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Victorian councils and communities have benefitted greatly from the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), which commenced in 2009 and was legislated to continue until 2030. Over the last 12 months councils have advocated for the scheme to be strengthened and the scope broadened. However in May 2014 VEET was dumped by the State Government and along with it the opportunity for tens of millions of dollars of funding for council energy efficiency projects over the next decade.

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The Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission held an inquiry into Feed-in Tariffs and Barriers to Distributed Generation in 2011 and 2012. Ironbark has undertaken extensive research and conducted interviews with industry specialists to determine the best way to increase the uptake of distributed generation. Taking into account best-practice models internationally, we advocated for a feed-in-tariff that was gross (instead of "net") to increase the development of renewable energy, new job...

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