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Cogeneration Heat & Power System going ahead in Fawkner

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on July 26th, 2012

Source: Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL)

Image via Cummins Power Blog

From MEFL’s July e-bulletin:

Cogeneration comes to Fawkner

Following extensive feasibility studies and a tender process, installation of a cogeneration system at the Fawkner Leisure Centre precinct is about to commence. The project builds on the landmark Carbon Management Strategy developed in partnership between MEFL and Moreland City Council as part of the Moreland Solar City project.  MEFL has been involved in the Fawkner cogen project right from the start. We contributed research and advice to support the project and will provide investment funding of $500,000.

Moreland City Council has awarded Total Energy Solutions the contract to build and commission a 75-kilowatt natural gas-powered cogeneration (combined heat and power) system. It will supply low-carbon electricity to several buildings, including the Fawkner Leisure Centre, Fawkner Library and Senior Citizens Centre, Fawkner Neighbourhood House, and the soon-to-be-constructed CB Smith pavilion. Waste heat produced by the cogeneration system will provide heating for the leisure centre’s pool.

Construction has commenced and the system is expected to be operational by early 2013. It is estimated the plant will produce $37,000 in energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emission by 540 tonnes annually.

Lock the Gate: Campaign Against Coal Seam Gas

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on May 30th, 2011

6 June , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Drew Hutton is a professional historian and environmental activist, co-authoring History of the Australian Environment Movement in 1999. He is now lead campaigner for Lock the Gate – a peaceful, non-cooperation campaign against mining companies – for Friends of the Earth.  The Six Degrees collective of Friends of the Earth, Brisbane has been campaigning against open cut coal mining on agricultural land and environmentally sensitive areas for over two years and, more recently, calling for a moratorium on coal seam gas development. Drew will join us via Skype to discuss coal seam gas mining.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 6 June 2011

Location: The Wood Theatre, ECONOMICS & COMMERCE (Building 148) Room:G09 ground floor. Enter building by main foyer (opposite Old Arts). (Theatre entrance is off the foyer and is clearly sign posted) University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC

Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Research Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for joining us in bringing you this event.
Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:…………