Logan City Council joins Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership

LOGAN City Council will be sharing its experience of energy saving technologies as part of a national network of council’s tackling climate change.

The council, along with Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Cairns, has joined the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership, which is working towards cutting Australia’s rising pollution levels.

Mayor Luke Smith said Logan City Council had invested in numerous energy saving technologies over the past decade.

“For example we recently combined emerging solar power and a Tesla Powerpack to deliver a reliable, safe solution for water disinfection at Round Mountain Reservoir, operating completely off the grid,” he said.

Cr Smith said they were happy to share their learnings with other councils on the reservoir and other projects.

“At the same time we’ll take advantage of this partnership to learn from the experiences of other councils.

“Councils have an important role to play in making changes that will lead to major reductions in Australia’s carbon emissions.”

Cr Smith said Logan could boast an impressive sustainability track record.

“The Cities Power Partnership provides forward-thinking councils like us with a way of sharing our knowledge and advice,” he said.

Climate councillor Professor Lesley Hughes said she was excited to see local governments joining the partnership.

“Queensland’s councils are already rolling up their sleeves to get on with the job,” she said.

“Council-backed renewable projects are springing up across the state, bringing with them jobs, investment and infrastructure powered by cheap, reliable clean energy.”

“We’re calling on more Queensland councils to get on board with the Cities Power Partnership, the unstoppable local government climate juggernaut.”

This article first appeared in the Jimboomba Times on 30 January 2018

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