Renewable energy and lower power bills. People says it’s an impossible mix. Renewable Newstead’s model for switching to 100 per cent, locally generated renewable energy suggests otherwise. We released our report “Small Town, Big Switch’ which summarises the hows, hurdles and solutions in Newstead on Sunday Sept 2.   About 100 people attended.  Thanks to the Victorian Government for giving us the wherewithal to carry out this investigation. Our brilliant community fired top class questions at us as usual. A copy of the report & other detailed documents will be loaded on this website tomorrow. More on next steps soon. Meantime, enjoy these pics.

Getting everyone looking at the camera at the same time with their eyes opened was a challenge that videographer Simon Beckett took on at the launch of the report Small Town, Big Switch in Newstead on Sunday Sept 2.
Jen Oxley (centre) and her mum, Brenda and daughter Eliza prepared lunch at the report launch to raise funds for the Newstead Primary School. Thanks you three. Everyone loved your food.
Tilly Donkin and Scarlett Boyack looked after the littlies at the report launch. Thanks you two.
Geoff Park of Renewable Newstead with project supporters Ray Culvenor and Anna Epstein.
Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards presented our report Small Town, Big Switch to the community. Thanks Maree and to the Vic Govt for funding the investigation to create our model. Now to make it happen!
Renewable Newstead’s chief model architect Tosh Szatow of Energy for the People with Renewable Newstead team member Gary Gibson. Tosh for PM!
Bubble time for Tilly Donkin and Scarlett Boyack with T!m T!m the entertainer at the launch of Renewable Newstead’s Small Town, Big Switch report.
Dave Schoen and his son, Luca, went floorside for the Dad’s Day launch of the Renewable Newstead report. Dave, who lives just out of town and off-grid, has been a great contributor at Renewable Newstead team meetings. Thanks Dave.