Cost-effectively transition to renewable energy
- HAVE YOU been tasked with developing a plan to transition your organisation to renewable energy but need more information to make this project a success?
- DO YOU want to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels in your organisation but need to build a business case to get executives on board?
- ARE YOU an eco-entrepreneur, sustainability consultant, lecturer, student, job seeker, or an engaged community member who wants to find out more about renewable energy?
Unlike other books that talk about the societal need to go 100% renewable, ENERGY UNLIMITED
is the ultimate guide for developing a long term, sustainable energy strategy for an organisation. Packed with case studies, critical success factors, 33 illustrations, checklists and practical examples from the author’s experience it provides a powerful, step-by-step framework that will walk you through the end-to-end process of converting to renewable energy.
Written by sustainability expert Barbara Albert, this ‘how to’ book gives you the opportunity to lead by example in transitioning to a low-carbon economy.In Barbara's book, you will learn about:
About the author:
- Drivers for renewable energy targets
- Renewable energy technologies
- How to improve your energy efficiency so you spend less on energy
- How to analyse your energy situation
- How to evaluate energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities
- Renewable energy certificates (RECs) and how they relate to renewable energy targets
- The difference of behind-the-meter and in-front-of-the-meter renewable energy installations and why this matters
- How to develop long term sustainable energy plans
- How you can finance and deliver energy projects
- How to engage your stakeholders so you can get your projects approved
- How to manage organisational change
- How to manage your energy project risks
Barbara Albert is a sustainability adviser, author, trainer, and speaker. She works with businesses and governments on carbon reduction, energy management, and mapping out the path to 100% renewable energy or zero net emissions. She regularly teaches energy and carbon management and is the founder of Sustainable Business Consulting and co-founder of 100% Renewables. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
Lismore City Council (LCC) boldly committed to become self-sufficient in electricity from renewable sources by 2023. Initially the task seemed daunting, but with Barbara's help it all seemed straightforward and achievable. Our key stakeholders were involved and brought on board throughout the process with interactive workshops, one-on-one meetings, and site visits. What I liked was that Barbara and her team delivered a strategy and action plan that was very clear and, most of all, practical. This has enabled council to move straight into implementing actions. I would highly recommend her for any project where the client seeks sustainability leadership through their carbon or energy management. - Sharyn Hunnisett, Environmental Strategies Officer, Lismore City Council Lismore City Council has set itself the ambitious goal to be self-sufficient in electricity use by 2023. Barbara and her team were selected to analyse our energy situation, consult with staff and councillors, and deliver our Renewable Energy Master Plan. She was professional and engaging in her delivery and provided great value to council. I would recommend her to any organisation that is looking for a long-term renewable energy plan. - Gary Murphy, General Manager, Lismore City Council In 2015, Coffs Harbour City Council engaged and worked with Barbara in the preparation of the Coffs Harbour Emissions Reduction Plan. It was interesting to see all the options council staff had in terms of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and to watch the progress on how unsuitable options were filtered out to arrive at the business cases that made the most sense from an environmental and financial perspective. Barbara and her team made the target and interim targets tangible, as well as aligning the targets with council's existing strategy and plans. It was a pleasure to work with Barbara and her team, and I would recommend her to other organisations moving down this same path. - Chris Chapman, Director Sustainable Communities, Coffs Harbour City Council We at RFBI have dealt with Barbara over recent years and have found her most efficient and professional. Her consulting and advice are always of the highest professional standards. Barbara is an expert when it comes to helping organisations develop and implement their sustainability strategy and she is particularly knowledgeable in the fields of energy and carbon management. RFBI staff have also attended energy management courses run by Barbara and found the information and follow-up support invaluable. - Steve Ellitt, Assets & Contracts Manager, RFBI Barbara is a professional, engaging renewable energy expert, the right sort of person to work with if you want to achieve transformational change in pragmatic steps. She spends time understanding the organisation's current state and its readiness for change before identifying options for the future and steps to get there. Both a supportive and challenging mentor, Barbara is the ideal partner for organisations keen to move to 100% renewables in a way that best suits them. - Julia Seddon, Head of Business Sustainability, Inghams Enterprises At times during our sustainability journey we have needed leadership and guidance to achieve our goals. To this end we are very proud to be Australia's first and only NCOS-certified Carbon Neutral Registered Club. We could not have achieved this without the expertise, leadership, and guidance we received from Barbara Albert over the past years. Barbara has mentored us to become sustainability leaders in our industry and our community. Barbara provided a seamless and turnkey service for our club to achieve our Carbon Neutral goals. I would have no hesitation in recommending Barbara as your sustainability partner. - Matt O'Hara, Chief Executive Officer, Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club and Illawarra Yacht Club