Free Online Energy Workshops


We're hosting a series of free online workshops to help you gain independent and reliable advice on a range of energy topics. 

With sessions designed for renters to homeowners, you're bound to find value in one of our upcoming webinars.

You can also watch back on a past session covering topics like energy efficiency, electric appliances, solar and batteries.

This free series of workshops is presented by Hobsons Bay City Council in collaboration with the Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action and the sustainability experts at Renew, who have been providing independent energy advice for over 40 years.

Upcoming webinars   

Sustainable building and design: Designing for resilience


Date: Thursday 15 February 2024
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free 

Join us for a practical introduction to sustainable building, renovating and retrofitting your home in the face of extreme weather. Advice is provided by independent experts and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. 

Click here to register now.

Past webinars

All webinars in our free online energy series are recorded and available to watch shortly after the session.

Watch past workshop recordings

Buying greenpower - Tuesday 28 February 2023 

Finding a greenpower option can be fraught with complexity. This expert-led workshop helps people find a deal that's good for them and the earth.

All-electric homes - Tuesday 2 May 2023

Tune in for the latest advice on transitioning to electric appliances, which are healthier, cheaper to run, better for the environment and essential to a comfortable, modern home.

Energy in the community - 20 May 2023

New technologies are on the horizon, creating opportunities for people to meet their energy needs in super efficient ways. Tune in to learn about virtual power plants, neighbourhood and community batteries, energy sharing, microgrids, solar gardens and other opportunities available to you now or in the near future.


Winter Energy Efficiency for Renters - 17 July 2023

Energy efficient homes are more comfortable and cheaper to heat, and there are some simple improvements you can make even in a rental property. Tune in to find out more.


Winter Energy Efficiency for Home Owners - 17 July 2023

With rising energy prices, now is the time to make your home more energy efficient. Not only will you save money, but you will be warmer this winter. So where do you start, and what things are best to prioritise? Tune in to this webinar to find out more.


Electric Vehicles - 24 July 2023

With fuel prices rising steadily, it’s time for Australians to embrace electric vehicles. But finding independent advice can be tricky! Tune in to find out the information that you need to go electric.


Solar and Batteries - 15 August 2023

Choosing the right rooftop solar for your home can be difficult, and home battery setups can be equally confusing. This webinar will give you the information that you need to make informed choices.


Summer Energy Efficiency - 22 November 2023

During Summer heatwaves, energy efficiency in the home becomes crucial for health as well as comfort. Yet many Australian homes need major improvement, and some changes are simple and affordable. Watch this webinar to find out more.


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