26.7 C
Byron Shire
March 1, 2021

Community energy retailer reaches $3m launch target

Latest News

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Other News

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Enova's founding partners, l to r: Steve Harris, Alison Crook, Melissa Mac Court, Patrick Halliday. Photo contributed
Enova’s founding partners, l to r: Steve Harris, Alison Crook, Melissa Mac Court, Patrick Halliday. Photo contributed

Startup community energy retailer Enova says it has met its major capital milestone of $3 million required to operate.

Enova’s chair, Alison Crook AO, told The Echo Enova Energy has now made Australian history by being the first community-owned electricity supplier.

‘But there is still time to be a part of this important history; the final close is 5pm (AEDT) today, December 17 2015.

‘Every share purchased is important for Enova to have a strong foundation to strengthen its success’, she said.

Another important goal was reached, Ms Crook said, with the majority of share applicants – nearly 75 per cent – being northern rivers residents.

‘We are determined to take control of our renewable-energy future, providing local jobs, enabling new technologies and community benefit projects across the northern rivers region,’ she said.

And in recognition of Enova’s importance on a national scale, Ms Crook says the remaining 25 per cent of share applicants have come from every state and territory in Australia.

‘In fact it could be said that the high ambitions of the northern rivers community could lead the way in Australia.’ For more info vist www.enovaenergy.com.au.

Disclosure – The Echo has bought Enova shares.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.