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Energy Saver Study on Radio

Published June 16, 2016 | By Janet Armstrong

Radio personality Jon Faine and SECCCA’s EO Greg Hunt discuss how the Energy Saver Study project proves positive changes can be made to assist householders with their energy usage and comfort in their homes. Vulnerable householders were the focus of the project, but the findings can be rolled out in all homes.

Climate Ready!

Published March 17, 2016 | By Janet Armstrong

   At the launch of the Climate Ready website: (Left to right) Cr Hugh Fraser Mornington Peninsula Shire; Kelly Crosthwaite DELWP; Carl Cowie CEO, Mornington Peninsula Shire; Cr Tamsin Bearsley Mayor, Kingston City Council; Cr James Long Mayor, Bayside City Council; Cr Graham Pittock Mayor, Mornington Peninsula Shire; Cr David Gibb Mornington Peninsula Shire. Are … Continue reading Climate Ready!

Postcard from Paris – Jess Wingad, President of SECCCA

Published February 4, 2016 | By Janet Armstrong

  Mornington Peninsula Shire has taken an ambitious and forward-thinking approach to climate change mitigation through the adoption of a robust and achievable Carbon Neutrality Policy. Shire Mayor, Councillor Graham Pittock and Councillor Hugh Fraser were invited to attend COP21, the Climate Change Conference in Paris as part of our long standing membership with ICLEI … Continue reading Postcard from Paris – Jess Wingad, President of SECCCA

Financial Risk Adaptation Planning

Published December 15, 2015 | By Janet Armstrong

Councils launch business cases to respond to climate change financial risk. The launch of SECCCA’s FRAP program at the DELWP offices recently showcased the variety and relevance of projects to councils. Now the results need to be reviewed and recommendations implemented. Bushfires, floods, heatwaves and severe weather events all place significant pressure on Council resources, … Continue reading Financial Risk Adaptation Planning

SECCCA Leaders’ Breakfast

Published October 15, 2015 | By Janet Armstrong

The recent Leaders’ Breakfast, held annually to keep member councils up-to-date in the work that we are doing across the region, is another way that we interact with Government. In 2014 our guest speaker was the Hon Greg Hunt, federal Minister for the Environment. This year our guest speaker was Anthony Carbines MP, State Member … Continue reading SECCCA Leaders’ Breakfast

The Cost of Carbon: Putting a Price on Pollution

Published September 25, 2015 | By SECCCA

When factories belch smoke, everybody pays. Shouldn’t polluters feel the sting? That’s the big idea behind carbon pricing.

Philosophy in the Real World – The Conversation

Published July 13, 2015 | By SECCCA

Among the great crimes of the 20th century the most enduring will surely prove to be human disruption of the Earth’s climate.

Oil and Gas Majors Call for Carbon Pricing

Published June 1, 2015 | By SECCCA

Major oil and gas companies have called on governments around the world and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to introduce carbon pricing systems.

Energy storage is crucial, but it’s not the only piece in the puzzle

Published May 6, 2015 | By SECCCA

Batteries to store excess solar power will be a game-changer. But energy-efficient appliances will mean you can use a smaller battery.

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Top five ways to talk about Solar – MEFL’s suggestions

Published April 10, 2015 | By SECCCA

Many of us with solar systems on our roofs understand that it is a great thing to do. Not only does it save money but also reduces our dependence on fossil fuels for our energy and helps slow down the effects of climate change. However, talking about solar with friends, neighbours and family can sometimes feel like a dinner-party topic we are supposed to be avoiding – like politics and religion!