About Us

Committed to achieving zero net carbon emissions in the City of Banyule by 2025.

Banyule Clean Energy Group is a non-profit, strategic outcomes community group with a focus on the financial benefits that renewable energy and energy efficiency can deliver.

 

We’re supporting and empowering residents, businesses and organisations in the City of Banyule to make strategic decisions with renewable energy and energy efficiency. We provide project management and ongoing support to ensure optimal outcomes.

Our achievements

  1. Developed business cases, presented at key forums and negotiated with Banyule City Council stakeholders to outline the financial benefits associated with renewable energy.
  2. Gained key stakeholder buy-in to enable adoption of a new $5M Climate Action Package, Zero Net Emissions Target by 2028 (without offsets) and C40 Cities framework.
  3. Facilitated renewable energy projects and energy efficiency workshops for residents and organisations in the City of Banyule.

Work towards an equitable transition to zero net carbon emissions in the City of Banyule by 2025.

Collaborate and engage with Banyule residents, government and businesses to build livable, resilient communities.

Advocate for effective, timely actions that benefit Banyule socially, environmentally and economically.

Our team

Meet some of the people behind Banyule Clean Energy Group. We’re a team of experts with a sincere commitment to making an impact. Together we volunteer our diverse range of skills and experience to help residents, businesses and organisations in Banyule improve the energy efficiency of their homes and workplaces.

Michael Copsey

President

Michael is President of the Banyule Clean Energy Group that was founded in 2018. He lives in Banyule with his young family in his all electric, solar powered veggy producing home and works directly with residents and businesses as a renewable energy consultant. Michael also has over 20 years experience as a technology executive, project manager and trusted advisor to global organisations across the local government, health, not-for-profit, financial services, retail, technology and FMCG sectors.

Dr Trivess Moore

senior advisor

Trivess is a Senior Lecturer in the Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory at RMIT University and undertakes teaching and research in the sustainability and built environment space.

Anthony Lunken

Researcher

A committed and passionate volunteer with multiple and varied involvement with climate action groups, initially with Environment Victoria, I have become more aware of the energy that we waste in our homes and its link to climate change. BCEG's formation, following the Safe Climate Conference organised by Transition Banyule, provides a supportive forum through which I can contribute to the transition to a zero emission future.

Randall Pearce

Treasurer

Randall is a chemical process engineer, having worked in the energy, chemical, pharmaceutical and food manufacturing industries over many years, on project development and engineering, process improvements, and in research, development and management.

Jörg Hildebrand

Vice President

Jorg is an experienced engineer, experienced predominantly in the building automation, energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. Now he is heading the Australian office for active coatings for buildings, providing high energy savings and improved Indoor Air Quality. Jorg is also an accredited NABERS and CBD assessor.

Susan McCarthy

Robin Gale-Baker

Paul Gale-Baker

secretary

Paul is a former teacher, former permaculture designer, a former Project Officer in the conservation movement and a retired relationship counsellor. He is currently president of Sustainable Macleod, a transition towns group in Banyule.

Eva Parton