Sustain Energy

Sustain Change

We take energy at the flick of a switch for granted. Easy access to power creates opportunities beyond belief, but at what cost?

The Northern Rivers Region has been highly reliant on others for a dependable energy supply. Now is the time to build energy security for our local communities. We are on the cusp of a new energy future. Consumers’ focus is on energy efficiencies and solar panels on roof tops. Industry is looking into wind generation options, biomass trials and R&D into emerging technologies .

Sustain ENERGY draws a picture of the issues and opportunities for our region in generation, transmission and consumption of renewable stationary energy.

The goal of Sustain Energy:

The Northern Rivers has a resilient and sustainable energy system

How Will We Achieve this?

By empowering and enabling the Northern Rivers region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions relating to energy systems and increase the proportion of renewable energy sources to 20% by 2020

Check out the Sustain Energy progress against the Strategic Plan June 15.

Do  you have an interest in sustainable energy systems in the Northern Rivers of NSW? Join the Sustain Energy working group to help get innovative sustainable energy projects off the ground. Contact the Sustain Energy Working Group Convenor, Natalie Meyer, at