Renewable Energy Co-op officially launches August 10

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-op will officially launch with a presentation and discussion MC’s by retired Federal Court judge Murray Wilcox AO QC. The event, to be held at Lawson Public School Hall at 2-4pm on August 10 will provide a forum for interested community members to find out about renewable energy projects in the mountains.

BM Renew is a volunteer group of Blue Mountains people working together to create community-owned renewable energy projects.


Free low energy light bulbs available again

Monday, November 17th, 2008

A year or two ago, there were lots of people offering compact flourescent light bulbs for no charge in order to claim the RECS (Renewable Energy Certificates) for the carbon emission savings over the life of the bulbs. More recently, the price of the RECS fell, and many organisations stopped offering the replacement globes.

Green Alliance are again offering the service and can arrange appointments in the upper mountains now. We had Keith install a bunch in our new house, and they are very good. If you are unhappy with the harsh cold light that these bulbs cast, consider the “Warm White” version that produces a light identical to a traditional incandescent globe. They turn on almost instantly, and are rated at 15w, suitable to replace 75w or 60w globes. Of course, its good for the environment too!

Green Alliance can be contacted on 1300 787 749