About Us

A better future, powered by renewable energy

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

Creating a sustainable community in Banyule

Our team of volunteers provides advice to homeowners, renters, schools and businesses that want to reduce their energy use, switch to using renewable energy and live more sustainably. If you’d like to talk to one of our friendly team members, contact us today.

Our achievements

  1. Developed business cases, presented at key forums and negotiated with Banyule City Council (BCC) stakeholders to outline the financial benefits associated with renewable energy.

  2. Worked with BCC to help shape, drive and negotiate the Corporate Emissions Reduction and Community Climate Action Plans, featuring key 2028 and 2040 net zero emissions targets.

  3. Collaborated with environmental think tank Beyond Zero Emissions to help shape the Million Jobs Plan, which included over 100,000 jobs in community led initiatives that deliver zero emissions outcomes.

  4. Facilitated renewable energy projects and energy efficiency workshops for residents and organisations in the City of Banyule.

Our team

Meet the team behind Banyule Clean Energy. 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 our community make changes for a better future - and lower their cost of living at the same time.

Michael Copsey


Michael formed Banyule Clean Energy with likeminded volunteers at a Transition to a Safe Climate Conference in 2018. He lives in Melbourne with his young family in his all electric, solar powered, veggy producing home and is passionate about helping others on their journey towards Zero Emissions and lower energy bills. Michael 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.

Jörg Hildebrand

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.

Randall Pearce

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.

Dr Trivess Moore

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.

Dr Tony Lunken

Tony is a committed and passionate volunteer with multiple and varied involvement with climate change advocacy groups. He is particularly concerned about the contribution to climate change of the energy that we waste in our homes. After a career in social work he has grabbed the opportunity BCEG provides to contribute to the transition to a zero emission future.

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