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Get involved with #Repower Hour

We’re getting together for ‘Repower Hour’ events across the state from November 20-26 to plan summer actions and show support for renewables.

Clean energy is at a tipping point in Australia. But support for renewable energy needs to survive the myths and blame that the coal and gas industry will spread this summer. So let’s get organised!

Groups across Victoria and NSW are taking action for clean energy this November 20-26. Find a Victorian event near you in the list below.

BEECHWORTH #REPOWER HOUR: A get together of the newly formed Renewable Energy Beechworth Working Group. Monday 20th Nov, 7pm, Bendigo Shire Council Offices. Current members only, if interested in joining, please email Peter via peteranfruns@yahoo.com.au

SHEPPARTON #REPOWER HOUR: Pub meal followed by discussion, screening of #Repower Hour video and presentation by the CEO of Goulburn Valley Community Energy, Geoff Lodge. Monday 20th Nov, 6pm for dinner, 7pm for discussion, Terminus Hotel, 212 High St, Shepparton.

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RINGWOOD #REPOWER HOUR: Letter-writing session targeting politicians and local businesses on renewables. Wednesday 22nd Nov, 6.30pm, 62 Railway Avenue, Bendigo Bank East Ringwood.

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INNER WEST #REPOWER HOUR: Quiz night.Thursday 23rd Nov, 7pm, Bad Love Club, Hopkins St, Footscray.

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BENDIGO #REPOWER HOUR: Wine and cheese night. Friday 24th Nov, 5pm-6pm, 22 Bannerman Street, Bendigo.

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BENTLEIGH #REPOWER HOUR: Gathering for a film screening of the engaging climate change documentary ‘Do the Math’. Friday 24th Nov, 6pm-7:30pm, McKinnon Public Hall, 118 McKinnon Road, McKinnon.

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CARLTON #REPOWER HOUR: Friendly local gathering to talk about local action on renewables. Saturday 25th Nov, time and location to be confirmed.

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KEW #REPOWER HOUR: Afternoon tea and get together with neighbours and locals. Sunday 26th Nov, 3:30pm, 46 Young Street Kew.

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PRESTON #REPOWER HOUR: Getting to know each other, talking about #Repower and then early BBQ dinner. Sunday 26th Nov, 4pm-7pm, Newlands Neighbourhood House, 20 Murray Rd, Coburg North.

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EILDON #REPOWER HOUR: Cheese, wine and a chat about #Repower with a focus on local businesses who have repowered successfully. Friday 24th Nov, 7pm. **Postponed due to unforeseen circumstances


PAST EVENTS

MORDIALLOC #REPOWER HOUR: Hear from exciting guest speakers and make #Repower plans for the Summer. Monday 13th Nov, 6pm-7pm, 528 Main Street Mordialloc.

NORTH EAST #REPOWER HOUR: Have a bite to eat and hear from exciting guest speakers and make plans for the Summer. Tuesday 14th Nov, 7pm-8pm, Lower Templestowe Community Centre, 295 Manningham Rd, Templestowe Lower.

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WHAT IS REPOWER HOUR?

A #Repower Hour is a snappy 60-minute event that gives you the chance to talk to friends – old and new – about why we need a faster and fairer transition to clean energy, and plan actions you can take together to spread the love for renewables in your community.

It can be big or small, indoors or outdoors. The important thing is that you spread the word locally and build up a network to support renewable energy this summer.

WHY NOVEMBER 20-26?

November 20-26 gives you and your friends enough time to plan some fun, creative and exciting actions to take over summer. (We’ll send you a How to Guide to make it easy.)

It’s also exactly one year from the Victorian state election on 24 November 2018, which will be fought on the issue of clean energy and cutting pollution. (More details below.) So it’s the perfect time to start building momentum.

What is #Repower Victoria?

#Repower Victoria is part of a national campaign for a fast and fair transition from dirty coal and gas to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. All over the state, people are forming new campaigns in their communities and supporting existing ones, to show that the time for clean energy is now. We’re using this community energy and momentum to build power and demand our state and federal MPs take more ambitious action on renewable energy.

Click here to learn more about the campaign

What’s happening with clean energy and Victorian politics?

As well as Hazelwood closing this year, the Andrews government has legislated the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET), which will spur a boom in wind and solar projects. But the Victorian Opposition voted against the target and have pledged to repeal it if they win office at the state election in November 2018.

You can read our blog post explaining the VRET here

As we get closer to the state election in November 2018, we need to make sure the debate is about how we can switch to clean energy faster and fairer. It should be a race to the top on climate and energy policy not the scaremongering from some sides of politics.