Letter to the Editor
John Smeed (Noosa Today, 8 August), claims that council is spending $500,000 partnering with Tim Flannery. That is nonsense. Council has not spent a cent to join with the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership (CPP). The CPP is a commitment by councils – more than 30 Australia-wide so far – to tackle climate change at a local level. Being a part of the CPP gives Noosa Council the opportunity to share with, and learn from, other like-minded councils. Councils across Australia are implementing energy efficiencies and installing clean energy which will not only reduce emissions but hedge against the rising cost of electricity. Council’s Zero Emissions Noosa (ZEN) strategy is geared towards reducing emissions from council’s operations which will help make Noosa a greener, more efficient and resilient community.
Annie Nolan, Carbon Reduction Project Officer, Noosa Council.
This letter was published in Noosa Today on 17 August 2017