Saving Energy Posts

2014 Futures Forum, Sustaining Regional Communities

Cowra Shire Council and the Cowra Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee are proud to be hosting the 2014 Futures Forum, Sustaining Regional Communities. “It is rare to have access to a range of such high-calibre speakers right here in the Central West, including our keynote speaker Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council,” John Rankin, […]

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Centroc Nexus Between Water and Energy Program

Central NSW Councils (Centroc) have undertaken a major program involving fourteen Councils in the Central NSW region to increase energy efficiency at water and waste water pump stations. The Centroc Nexus Between Water and Energy program is an innovative project to increase energy efficiency at 30 sites across the Local Government Areas of Forbes, Blayney, […]

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Centroc Councils get smart with energy savings

As part of a regional push to conserve energy and to save rate payers’ money, Centroc Councils are adopting a revolving energy cost savings fund. This initiative is part of the successful Australian Government Community Energy Efficiency Program rolling out in the Centroc region. As part of the program Centroc councils are installing energy efficiency […]

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Councils set to save substantially with regional approach to lighting

As part of the successful funding in the Federal Government’s Community Energy Efficiency Program, Centroc recently went to tender for the supply and installation of energy efficient lighting. “The work being done building on the successful Australian Government Community Energy Efficiency Program in the region is outstanding, we are saving money and energy and when […]

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Centroc signs Agreement with Federal Government For $1.1m

Centroc has been awarded a grant of $1.1m from the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency for energy efficient work across 51 sites at 12 member councils. Forbes, Parkes, Weddin, Young, Harden, Boorowa, Upper Lachlan, Blayney, Cowra, Lithgow and Cabonne will all receive matched funding from the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) […]

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Region’s Councils on a mission to reduce energy use and save money

Centroc is part of a regional program delivering $2.5m of energy efficiency measures across Central NSW. This exciting program saves an average of 44% energy use across the 51 sites in the 12 participating councils. The projects range from lighting to pool pumps, improving the efficiency of water and sewer functions to all sorts of […]

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Water Security, Carbon Emissions and the Square Deal

After three years of intensive studies and community and stakeholder consultation, Centroc has launched Square Deal, an innovative and pro-active campaign designed to guide member councils and regional NSW towards a sustainable future. “Square Deal – a fair approach to making change” is a serious communications strategy for the region’s future, aiming to make the […]

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Shiny Halo focus – Millthorpe B&B

Millthorpe Bed and Breakfast owner Randall Edwards has been a keen participant in the program right from the start and has designed strong environmental features into his Bed and Breakfast right from the the design of his building. His house and business has lovely big windows that face north to trap all the great winter […]

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Landcare’s Earth Hour Tree Planting at Parkes

Earth Hour has shown the world the power that can be generated through people committed to a simple idea for an important principle. In Parkes this year the lead up to Earth Hour was celebrated on March 26th with a community tree planting at the North Parkes Oval as part of the Centroc Shiny Halo […]

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First 100% Electric Vehicle Challenge at Mt Panorama, Bathurst

As the world begins to come to terms with the implications of peak oil, Central NSW Councils are remaining abreast of the rapid developments in the electric vehicle industry both in Australia and overseas. To share this information with the community, Centroc will be hosting the first 100% Electric Vehicle Challenge on Mt Panorama in […]

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