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Local Councils Race Ahead With Electric Vehicles

REGIONAL MAYORS are rallying together at the famous Mount Panorama racetrack in Bathurst today to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership has brought council trailblazers together from New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT to take the latest electric cars for a spin on the iconic racetrack, followed…

Summerhill solar farm gets go ahead as landmark project receives federal loan

NEWCASTLE’S largest solar farm project has received a massive shot in the arm with millions in federal finance to flow towards the landmark proposal. The Newcastle Herald can reveal the Clean Energy Finance Corporation will loan Newcastle City Council $6.5 million to get the project at Summerhill tip off the ground. The council will also announce on Wednesday the…

Canterbury-Bankstown Council installs solar power systems at another five buildings

THE city of Canterbury-Bankstown plans to install solar power at five council buildings to save money on power bills and address climate change at a local level. The new solar panel systems will be installed at the new Yagoona Community Centre, Canterbury-Bankstown Arts Centre, Belmore Senior Citizen and Baby Health Centre, Belmore Youth Resource Centre…

Sydney council rolls out solar power systems

Canterbury Bankstown Council plans to install solar power systems on five city buildings to lower electricity costs and counter climate change. Administrator Richard Colley said the new solar kits would make the buildings some of the City’s most energy efficient. “We have already installed 10 solar systems in its facilities so far,” Mr Colley said. “[These upgrades] have saved approximately…

City of Fremantle aims to be fully reliant on renewable energy by 2025

CITY of Fremantle has earmarked 2025 as the year they will become fully reliant on renewable energy. Working alongside a consortium formed by Josh Byrne and Associates, InfraNomics and Merz Consulting, the City has created a Corporate Energy Plan that outlines the steps needed to make all corporate operations run on 100 per cent renewable…

Council joins national climate change pledge

To view the full Public Now article click here Upper Hunter Shire Council has pledged to become a ‘climate champion’, under a landmark new national initiative officially launched in Canberra on 19 July 2017. More than 35 councils from across the country, representing almost three million Australians have joined together to tackle climate change at…

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