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.


Smart House Winners Visit Wentworth Falls…Oops

Friday, October 8th, 2010

You might have read about the competition to let a family live rent free for a year in a “Smart House” in Newington in Inner Western Sydney, designed to showcase energy efficiency and low water use. The contest is over and the winners have moved in, and they have recently been trying out an electric car, the new Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Unfortunately, a trip to Blackheath proved too taxing for the batteries, and the car ran out of puff (buzz?) in Wenty.

Happily, the rain held off as the driver and passenger hoofed it into town for a bite, but the car had to be towed home.

Electric transport of one sort or another (we already have those shiny electric passenger devices over there on the rails) will most likely be key in the future, so lets hope the car makers can improve the range and a practical recharge network is developed.

Read the whole adventure and more from the Smart Home family here.