National Energy Performance Strategy
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National Energy Performance Strategy

Maybe you know a little, maybe a lot about energy.  How it’s generated in Australia and how well it gets used it in our homes and the broader built environment.  ZEB Board Member, Seb Crangle, knows heaps and had this to say about the National Energy Performance Strategy (NEPS).”It it so heartening to see the…

Green Living Expo
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Green Living Expo

Head along to the TAFE campus at  Wollongbar, 61 Sneaths Road this Saturday for a day filled with all things Green Living.  Our star Board Member, Sebastian Crangle, will be on the 1.30pm panel discussing “Creating a Green Home” alongside Phil Dudman (ABC Garden Gugu). The Northern Rivers Green Living Expo is a family-friendly community…

Sustainable Renters Week
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Sustainable Renters Week

Renew.org.au announce Sustainable Renters Week No matter if you’re a homeowner or a renter, you can make changes to your home to improve it’s comfort, reduce energy bills and limit your environmental footprint.   This December we’re shifting our attention to rental properties. Join us as we navigate how to encourage your landlord to upgrade the efficiency…

Homes Adapting to Climate Change
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Homes Adapting to Climate Change

Long before the floods that devastated the Northern Rivers in February and March, ZEB has been promoting and publishing information about improving homes energy efficiency to reduce emissions as an action that directly reduces Byron Shire residents carbon footprints. In addition to reducing emissions, improving the energy efficiency of your home will not only improve…

Byron BYD EV Expo – Sunday 11th September – Bangalow Showgrounds
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Byron BYD EV Expo – Sunday 11th September – Bangalow Showgrounds

The principal sponsor of our EV Expo is BYD (‘Build Your Dreams’), one of the world’s leading advanced battery and electric vehicle manufacturers. BYD will be displaying the ATTO 3, built to Australian specs, and offering the lowest price for an EV currently on the market in Australia: $44,381 standard range (410km), or $47,381 extended…

Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!
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Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!

In some positive news, Zero Emissions Byron plans to stage an Electric Vehicle Expo on Sunday, 11 September 2022 at Bangalow Showgrounds. And we need some volunteer help. If you have an interest in Electric Vehicles and Events, would you like to join our small – but perfectly formed – EV team to help with…

Byron Shire Council Achieves 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY target
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Byron Shire Council Achieves 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY target

Since 1 January, Byron Shire Council is sourcing 60% of its total electricity needs from one wind farm in the NSW Southern Tablelands (pictured above).  The remaining 40% is being sourced from certified GreenPower projects.  This means Council has now achieved its 100% renewable energy target five years ahead of its 2027 goal. “Achieving 100 percent of our…

Instead of using a car for local trips, Gerd & Bavara use their electric scooter
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Instead of using a car for local trips, Gerd & Bavara use their electric scooter

Gerd Kuhlmann supplied this story as an entry to our Fight for Planet A campaign in August 2020 Bavara’s car had broken down, we needed a second vehicle and wanted to avoid another petrol car.  New electric cars were still too expensive for a second vehicle. I read an article in my RENEW alternative technology…