It was standing room only in the rear courtyard of Gasoline Pony wine bar in Marrickville last night for our biggest EVER Solar Information Night!
We had 52 attendees hungry for information about how we can help them go solar at home, which is almost twice the number at our last info night at The Royal Hotel in Leichhardt, last month.
And due to popular demand, that’s why we’re doing it all again, on Tuesday, May 7. Same venue, same time, 7pm.
Last night we had a great scene-setting speech from Dr Penelope Crossley of the University of Sydney Law School, who explained how there are now 113 countries who have national renewable energy laws, and that Australia’s renewable energy law – which drives the national renewable energy target that provides rebates for household solar PV – is unique in having environmental benefits listed as the only reason for the Act. In most other countries, far more than one reason is nominated to justify government policy that drives the transition to renewable energy faster, reasons such as improving energy security, job creation, driving innovation, diversifying energy supplies, and reducing fuel imports.
Because Australia’s renewable energy law is justified on such narrow grounds, Dr Crossley told us, it has made the law far more susceptible to political attack… as we have indeed seen for many years.
Supporters of renewable energy need to remember the multiple benefits of pushing the energy transition faster.
After her talk, we then explained to the crowd how Inner West Community Energy could help them go solar, and with our preferred installers Roland Lawrence and Paul Hutt we answered everyone’s questions about going solar.
We’re now processing all the requests for help from last night’s attendees .
Thanks so much to Fiona and her team at Gasoline Pony for helping make the night such a success, and to IWCE supporter and Marrickville local Sandra Kingston for suggesting the venue in the first place.
If you’d like to join us for the next event, on May 7, hit the Events page here. https://www.facebook.com/events/2071768529526061/
Any questions, call Gavin Gilchrist , Project Manager IWCE, 0407 663 125