The Renew Melbourne Branch provides a forum for people in the Melbourne region to share their interest in sustainability, including renewable energy, conserving energy, good building design and water conservation. These topics often have a practical slant and include members’ hands-on experience.
The Melbourne Branch Youtube channel can be found here.
At a recent meeting Prof. Malte Meinshausen, Associate Professor for Climate Science at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne outlined what a 200%+ renewable energy future looks like.
We meet on the unceded Wurrundjeri Land of the Kulin nations.
Meetings: Usually held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from February to November. Please note the specific venue location and time for each event. Meetings commence at 7pm, and are generally held at;
- Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus or
- The Energy Transition Hub (Melb Uni) in Carlton or
- RMIT, Building 80 in Swanston St in the CBD
The main focus of a meeting is a presentation by one or more guest speakers. There is plenty of opportunity for asking general questions to the group and socializing after the formal presentation.
There is normally no need to rsvp unless noted on the event page. Entry is free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated to help offset costs, and visitors are always very welcome at our events.
Co-Convenor & Secretary – Chris Moss
Co-Convenor & Treasurer – Peter Wonfor
C0-Convenors – Robin Gardner, Rick Molloy, Robin, Gardner, Michele Ryan
Melbourne Branch Events
03/11/21- Time to add Batteries?
With a reduced Feed in Tariff and a generous Solar Battery Rebate, Storage Batteries are becoming more common. With many different systems on the market, it could be time to consider including batteries in an installation.Read more
16/6/21 – What’s new with Electric Vehicles?
In this webinar Bryce will provide a guide to the basic technologies, systems and charging options for EVs, then give an overview of the latest and soon to come long-weekend and tradie EV options along with a dig into the ins and outs of the recent Vic Government EV proposals.Read more
Field trip to Wonthaggi and Cape Paterson
Come and visit the State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi for an update on its 91kWh Solar PV array and 41 kWh Battery Storage System, an overview of mining-related items on show at the facility and a relaxed lunch at the café.Read more
Field trip to Nerrena near Leongatha
Come and visit Tarrawatta, 920 Nerrena Road Nereena, where Herb Wildes, long time ATA/Renew member, has a beautiful property with a large bushland reserve, orchard with a variety of fruits, including some interesting and rare varieties not always grown in Australia, and an innovative watering system using two tanks and two pumps, all interconnected.Read more
Future of the Energy Market
Dr. Kerry Schott will give a brief review of the Energy Security Board and what it has achieved and its role in the near future.Read more
The Solar Switch Off (and Melbourne Branch AGM)
In this presentation hosted by Renew's Melbourne Branch, Andrew will explain why this “solar switch-off” is needed, how it works and implications for consumers.Read more
Fight for Planet A – Is Zero Carbon Living Economic?
This month we have a panel discussion with Craig Reucassel, broadcaster of ‘Fight for Planet A’.Read more
Celebrating 40 years of Renew
Where to now for Renew?Read more
Heat Pumps Part 2 – Space Heating
Feeling chilly this winter - get some hot tipsRead more
Transition Delayed – Andrew Reddaway
What's slowing down our transition to more renewable energy on the grid?Read more
Victorian climate change action during and after COVID-19
Join us online for this important presentation on keeping action on climate change a key focus during this difficult time.Read more
Victorian waste and recycling sector insights
Hear how our recycling system is being fixedRead more
A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Vehicles on Sale in Australia
Get all the ins and outs on EVs and what your options are.Read more
We're finishing up the year with an EcoHouse visit and lovely mealRead more
Hot water heat pump considerations
Get all the hot goss on heat pumpsRead more
Scenarios to unlock a brighter future: 200 percent renewable energy for Australia
Australia could be a major (renewable) energy exporter!Read more
“Storage Ready” – What does it Really Mean?
Are you 'battery ready'?Read more
The 10 Gigawatt Vision for NT
NT could be a renewable energy powerhouse!Read more
Two great speakers on sustainable designRead more
Lessons from 500 Homes
What lessons can be learned from audits of 500 homes?Read more
Don’t mention the emergency?
Climate. Emergency. Action.Read more
The Future for Wind
Come and hear about the current state of wind in AustraliaRead more
Guaranteeing energy supply in a changing market
Come and hear Kerry Schott, Chair of the Energy Security BoardRead more
Visit to State Coal Mine – Wonthaggi
Come and see a shift from 'old energy' to 'new energy'Read more
Processing Organic Waste and Resource Recovery Technologies
Explore the interrelationships between recycling, energy recovery and disposal solutions.Read more
Electrifying Industry with renewable energy
Learn about replacing fossil fuels in industrial heat processes with renewable electricity.Read more