What can contribute to Zero Net Energy
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Using less energy means community facilities,
households and businesses in Uralla reducing
their energy consumption, through measures such
as increasing insulation or installing energy
efficient appliances. All these actions together
reduce the amount of renewable energy required
to power the town, making the goal of 100%
renewable energy easier to reach
or purchase renewable energy
This option involves the town of Uralla
committing to purchase or import
renewable energy from an existing
renewable source, rather than
generating it on-site or nearby.
Generating on site means community
facilities households and businesses are
generating their own energy on their
property, both to off-set their own
energy consumption (behind the meter)
and potentially export energy for use
by others. Battery storage enables
energy generated on-site to be
stored for later use.
Means renewable energy comes from
places such as appropriately located
wind turbines and solar farms
Bush regeneartion and cultivation, and
reforestation on sites in and around
Uralla will help regorw and replenish
the biomass (wood) consumed by the
town for heating.
Thid option means that the
community sources firewood from
suppliers that has been certified
as being harvested sustainably. The
Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)
Programme for the endorsement of
forest certification (PEFC) are the
most recognised standards.