Program launch to help local businesses reduce emissions and beat power bills

Media release

A program to help Greater Bendigo’s small, medium and large businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and beat power bills will be launched at 9.30am Wednesday November 15 at The Capital, 50 View Street Bendigo.

The Beat The Power Bills Business Program Launch is a free, special business event presented by the Greater Bendigo Climate Collaboration and the City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with Be.Bendigo and AusIndustry.

Keynote speaker Barbara Albert, Co-CEO 100% Renewables, best-selling author of Energy Unlimited and podcast host of Driving Net Profit with Zero Emissions will speak about how reaching net-zero emissions is achievable and profitable when done right.

Be.Bendigo CEO Rob Herbert said he encouraged local business owners to get on board and begin future-proofing themselves against rising power prices.

“The program is an opportunity for businesses to take control of their energy use and costs, by designing actions that align to their business needs,” Mr Herbert said.

“It’s also a great way to be part of the journey as we all transition to renewable energy.”

Coordinator of the Greater Bendigo Climate Collaboration Ian McBurney said businesses are saying that they know new energy and transport systems are coming in the near future but are frustrated at the lack of support for innovation now.

“We urge local businesses to join us and discover how their business can benefit from the transition,” Mr McBurney said.

“Bendigo businesses of all sizes are invited to attend the launch, become a member of the Greater Bendigo Climate Collaboration and receive one year’s support to create their own Zero Emissions Roadmap, take control of their energy costs, reduce power, gas and fuel bills now and plan for the renewable energy transition by 2030.

“For businesses keen to learn more there will also be three breakout sessions - Planning your journey to zero emissions, a Zero Emissions Fleet and Freight Roundtable, and a Power Purchase Agreement information session for large energy users straight after the launch.”

The launch is free to attend and registrations are essential. 

Greater Bendigo