Local, Independant and Effective
March 16, 2018

Community action highlighted during MInister Frydenberg's visit

Federal Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan is looking forward to welcoming the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, to Indi on Monday, 19 March 2018. Minister Frydenberg will have the opportunity to inspect and discuss the depth of activity across Indi in the renewable and community energy space.

Ms McGowan congratulated the wide range of stakeholders involved in Monday’s visit by Minister Frydenberg. They are Yackandandah Health, Totally Renewable Yackandandah, Totally Renewable Beechworth, Renewable Albury Wodonga Energy Inc, Indigo Shire, AusNet Services, Winton Wetlands, Wangaratta Sustainability Network, Renewable Energy Benalla, Murrindindi Climate Network Inc and Up 2 Us Mansfield.

“During Minister Frydenberg’s visit I am proud to be launching the first of a series of case studies in community action that details the renewable energy evolution now underway across Indi,” Ms McGowan said.

“Yackandandah Health and Winton Wetlands will host the Minister’s visit and two round tables that will explore the breadth of renewable and community activity across Indi.

“Totally Renewable Yackandandah has a vision for Yackandandah to be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by 2022. It is achieving that vision by establishing Australia’s first commercially operating community mini grid.

“Renewable Energy Benalla has developed a ‘Stationary Energy Transition Strategy’ for Benalla in partnership with Beyond Zero Emissions. The plan is a road map for the town to transition to 100 per cent renewable stationary energy.

“These are only two examples of the extensive action underway across Indi that shows how my communities are working hard to create a future of 100 per cent renewable energy that is affordable, reliable and secure, good for the local economy and great for our environment.”


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