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Podcast: Community energy projects aim to produce cleaner, cheaper electricity and keep the profits local


Voice of Real Australia brings you people, places and perspectives from beyond the big cities. This week -- Community power play: Towns making their own electricity


When we flick a switch, a light comes on, then a pesky bill comes in the mail. For most of us, that's the beginning and the end of the story.

But the way Australia produces electricity is changing, and that centralised model looks like it's changing, too.

Across Australia community groups are eager to be a part of that movement.

Community energy is when locals come together to generate their own electricity in their own backyard, primarily from renewable sources like solar.

These projects provide cheaper, cleaner electricity while keeping the profits of power generation local.

We spoke to community energy enthusiast working to get the power back into their own hands.

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