034 | 100 Taryn Lane: Clean community energy
Taryn Lane is dedicated to helping local groups around the country get their clean energy projects up and running. Lane manages Australia’s first community-owned cooperative wind farm, Hepburn Wind, located at Leonards Hill south of Daylesford in Victoria. The 4.1 megawatt wind farm hosts two turbines that produce enough clean energy to power more than 4000 homes.
See Lane in conversation with investigative journalist Paddy Manning, recorded live at the Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 8.45am for a 9am start. No late admittance.
100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.com.
Taryn Lane is the manager of Hepburn Wind in Leonards Hill, Victoria, Australia’s first community-owned cooperative wind farm. The cooperative is the local pioneer of the community energy movement, which is more established in Europe, and is driving the ambition of reaching zero net emissions by 2030 for their regional shire. Lane is a founding director of RE-Alliance, a founding director of the Coalition for Community Energy, a director of the Smart Energy Council, a 2016 Winston Churchill Trust Fellow and a 2021 inductee to the Victorian Women's Honour Roll.
Paddy Manning is an investigative journalist, contributing editor of The Monthly and author of Body Count: How Climate Change is Killing Us. Over two decades in journalism he has reported extensively on climate change, including for The Monthly, ABC RN's Background Briefing, Crikey, SMH/The Age, Australian Financial Review and The Australian. He was the founding publishing editor of Ethical Investor magazine. Manning has written six books, including a forthcoming biography of Lachlan Murdoch, and is currently undertaking a doctorate with the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University, on ‘A Century of News Corporation in Australia’.