Queensland home to Australia’s hottest solar postcodes

QUEENSLAND HOUSEHOLDS ARE EMBRACING domestic rooftop solar energy at a higher rate than any in the country, with eight of Australia’s top ten “solar postcodes” in the Sunshine State according to the new Clean Energy Australia 2018 report. Of the top solar postcodes listed, Bundaberg, Mackay, Caloundra and Cairns are all regions represented by trailblazing…

ALGA Vice President Damien Ryan joins climate advisory panel

ALGA Vice-President and Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan has been announced as an expert advisor to Australia’s largest local government climate network. The newly-announced Cities Power Partnership expert advisory panel will provide specialist guidance to the climate network, which currently has 70 member councils who together represent more than 8 million Australians. The advisory panel…

Council climate partnership to grow to 100-strong

COUNCILS ARE RACING to join Australia’s largest local government climate network, as the Cities Power Partnership opens recruitment for a further 30 councils to join. The Cities Power Partnership, launched in July 2017, has swiftly grown to 70 councils representing over eight million people, who have pledged to tackle climate change through renewable energy and…

Parkes Mayor talks renewable energy with ACT Government

7.1 minutes Two regional mayors are in Canberra today to talk to the ACT Government about what lessons can be learned on renewable power and battery storage. The Mayors of Parkes and Lismore are meeting with ACT Minister Shane Rattenbury to talk about the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership and how they can work together….

Climate action: Sub-national governments getting the job done

Released 01/03/2018 The ACT’s new partnership with Parkes Shire Council and Lismore City Council will enable all three cities to learn from each other to better tackle climate change, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today. Minister Rattenbury will today meet with Parkes Mayor, Ken Keith OAM, and Lismore Mayor, Isaac Smith…

Council and community farming the sun together

Regional communities are turning to clean energy solutions to combat energy price hikes. Lismore, in northern New South Wales, is no exception, embracing renewable energy and partnered with the Lismore City Council to develop Australia’s largest floating solar farm. Switched on last February, this innovative solar farm floats on the local sewage treatment works, powering part of the…

EARTH FIRST: Powering down for an hour to make a real change

On Saturday evening we are invited to celebrate Earth Hour. Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm we are asked to turn off all our lights for a time when we can think about how climate change is affecting our planet, and what we can do about it as individuals and communities.  This year the theme for Earth…

Tackling climate change in the locale

The cities of Armadale and Gosnells and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have joined a national force dedicated to tackling climate change. The three local governments joined 67 others from across the country which have become members of the national Cities Power Partnership representing more than 7.5 million residents living within them. The Partnership was…

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