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Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership a step forward for Tasmanian councils

A step towards creating a sustainable, non-polluting energy future was taken by the Northern Midlands Council on Monday. Councillors unanimously agreed to join the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership in an effort to contribute as a community. “Joining forces with the Cities Power Partnership is where ideas can become reality, collecting, tendering and resource sharing could reduce costs and…

‘TRAILBLAZER’ LOGAN CITY COUNCIL COMMITS TO CLEAN ENERGY

Flying in the face of Federal inaction on climate change, a South-Eastern Queensland council has committed to clean energy and emissions reduction. Logan City Council today announced that they will join the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership, a national network of local governments committed to tackling climate change. Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie congratulated the…

“LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN’T SIT ON ITS HANDS” ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS ONKAPARINGA MAYOR

South Australian councils joined forces on climate change this week, with Onkaparinga Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg warning that local governments can’t afford to wait for Federal and State climate solutions. The Cities Power Partnership event, run by the Climate Council, brought together 14 metropolitan and regional councils from across SA to hear from speakers from City…

Electric vehicles in Australia – can we just get on with it please

In the Canberra/Queanbeyan region there are over 250 electric vehicles and the number is increasing slowly in response to initiatives from the ACT Government. In fact, the map on my somewhat range-challenged Nissan Leaf shows that there are now 14 charging stations within the ACT. When I bought the vehicle two years ago there were…

Canberra Greens’ commitment to emissions targets turns 21

Many Australians are despairing at the state of energy politics in our country today. The federal government’s continued failure to acknowledge the reality of the need to act on climate change leaves a dangerous legacy and shows that when it comes to climate action, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Twenty-one…

Council to vote on green policies

THE Meander Valley Council will vote on a motion to register its interest for the Cities Power Partnership initiative at Tuesday’s meeting. The Climate Council program is a national initiative that motivates councils to implement green energy policies. “The [program] was launched on July 19, 2017, to focus on supporting and celebrating the emissions reduction…

Council joins green pledge

ONKAPARINGA will become the first South Australian council to join the Climate Council’s cities power partnership. It joins a network of councils across Australia committing to tackling climate change by pledging to cut transport emissions and increase the uptake of renewable energy. Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg said joining the partnership made the southern suburbs council “part…

Dumbo Feather Climate Challenge Week Five

Around the world and across Australia, towns and cities of all sizes are getting on with the job of climate action. They are surging ahead with emissions reduction plans, switching to cleaner energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities. From booming urban centres to small rural townships, local governments and groups of determined…

Kiama Council sets plan in place for clean energy future

Kiama’s transition to a clean energy future just took a huge leap forward, when Kiama Mayor Mark Honey met with the Climate Council, Australia’s leading climate organisation, to discuss pledges to tackle climate change. Mayor Honey and Councillor Andrew Sloan met with Alix Pearce, director of the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership, this week to…

Canberrans more optimistic about large-scale renewable energy storage

O’Connor mum Sophie Jenson reckons generating your own electricity is a bit like growing your own vegetables. “When you grow your own vegetables, you’re more appreciative of how you use them in food. When you’ve been generating your own energy, you’re more aware of how you use it,” Ms Jenson said.   It’s this awareness she thinks…

Darebin Council expands multimillion-dollar solar loans scheme

THOUSANDS of people could have their energy bills slashed under a $20 million solar loan program. Households could save up to $520 a year under the Solar Saver program, which Darebin Council expanded to a further 2000 households recently. Mayor Kim Le Cerf said the massive expansion would fulfil a commitment to double the amount…

New solar bulk buy program brings power to the people

Famous for Ned Kelly and Black Caviar, Strathbogie Shire in north-east Victoria is now becoming celebrated for something not commonly associated with an unassuming rural community. Many Strathbogie residents experience energy poverty and stress, so this winter’s cold snap saw our seniors living in older housing stock reluctant to turn on the heating. To counter…

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…

Show of force from Regan’s independents

Greens candidate Natalie Warren was elected to the third spot in Curl Curl after 15 recounts. She will join Mr Regan and Liberal Dave Walton in representing the ward. Ms Warren said she hoped to bring a stronger environmental influence. She said she hoped to sign up to the Climate Council’s City Power Partnership which…

Power play just beggars belief

DESPITE the increasingly desperate attempts to strangle the renewable revolution by timid politicians funded and bullied by the multi-national fossil fuel pollution industry, the vast majority of Australians look forward to meeting our Paris commitment via a managed transition to cheap, clean renewable energy generation and storage. We congratulate the Sunshine Coast Council on their…

Shining bright for solar

THE Bundaberg region is one of the frontrunners in clean energy, boasting an impressive 10,072 solar-powered homes. Queenslanders are embracing solar power in droves, with more than 30% of sunshine state homes installing solar panels, according to a new Climate Council report. The ‘Renewables Ready: States Leading the Charge’, report shows Queensland is planning to…

Noosa leading the way on solar in Queensland

The Sunshine Coast town of Noosa claims it’s leading Queensland when it comes to solar power installation. Noosa’s Mayor Tony Wellington said figures from the Clean Energy Regulator indicate 34% of properties in the Noosa region have installed solar panels. This is ahead of Queensland overall where the figure is at 31.6%. According to Climate Council data, Queensland is followed by SA…

Noosa powers on with solar

NOOSA has Queensland in the shade when it comes to harnessing the roof-top power of the sun. According to mayor Tony Wellington, shire residents are ahead of the pack with around 34% of properties using solar compared to the state-wide figure of 31.6% based on the Clean Energy Regulator data. “It’s fantastic to see Noosa…

Noosa residents lead the state for solar

NOOSA has Queensland in the shade when it comes to harnessing the rooftop power of the sun. According to mayor Tony Wellington, shire residents are ahead of the pack with around 34% of properties using solar compared to the state-wide figure of 31.6% based on the Clean Energy Regulator data. “It’s fantastic to see Noosa…

Climate action by council

We would like to congratulate Shoalhaven City Council for joining the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership with other like-minded LGAs including Kiama, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. This initiative responds to widespread community concern about the impact of climate change on the health and wellbeing of the community and the destruction of our local environment. As part of this initiative, council has pledged…

Solar farm for Wallsend set to save millions

A new solar farm the size of five football fields and capable of generating a whopping five megawatts of power is set to boost Newcastle’s renewable energy capacity tenfold. The proposed solar farm will be located at Summerhill Waste Management Centre on a capped landfill site once part of the Wallsend Borehole Colliery. It will…

Coal city Newcastle prepares tender for 5MW solar farm

The City of Newcastle’s plans to build a 5MW solar farm on a former landfill site are set to go to tender, after eight companies were shortlisted to bid for the job to design, build and operate the utility-scale solar farm. The project, which was opened to expressions of interest in October last year, is…

ACT energy target behind half of new renewable energy added in 2016

The ACT’s clean energy target drove at least half of the new renewable energy that came online across South Australia, Victoria and the ACT last year, a new report from the Climate Council says. States and territories are driving the transition to renewable energy in the absence of action from the federal government, the Climate…

ACT a frontrunner in renewables race

The ACT, South Australia and Tasmania are all leading the renewables race while the Federal Government remains stuck at the starting block, according to a new report released by the Climate Council yesterday. The report says that states and territories are the driving force behind Australia’s transition to clean, affordable and efficient energy and storage…

Worsening climate change melts winter heat records

AUSTRALIA has experienced its hottest winter on record (for mean maximum temperatures), as a result of intensifying climate change. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) today released its seasonal update confirming Australia has seen the hottest (mean maximum temperatures) and one of the driest winters on record, with temperatures reaching almost 2 degrees Celsius above average….

Council leads the way with renewed energy

Much of the recent political debate involving renewables and fossil fuels has focused on the actions of federal and state governments. This fails to recognise that a significant amount can be done to tackle climate change at the local government level. Through urban planning and advocacy, councils have the power to reduce the impact of…

Climate change themed District exhibit

Parkes is making fruitful progress on climate change, with an impressive display at the Parkes Show this week showcasing the area’s commitment to climate action. The display, created from an array of local produce, illustrates the threats and opportunities posed by climate change in the Parkes region, from weather anomalies and temperature graphs through to…

Noosa ahead of pack in Queensland’s switch to solar

Queenslanders are leading the nation in their take-up of solar panels, and Noosa is ahead of the pack. Mayor Tony Wellington said figures for Noosa show around 34% of properties within the Shire are tapping into the power of the sun. This compares with a State-wide figure of 31.6%. “It’s fantastic to see Noosa among…

Council urged to lead on climate change

As the national debate rages on our Federal Government’s ongoing failure to set a binding renewables target, local governments across the country have been getting on with the job of tackling climate change – and Queanbeyan-Palerang is no exception. But we may be missing a valuable opportunity to promote and accelerate the great work happening…

Putting the passion into power

WE spend a lot of time talking about Them. They just don’t get it. Why don’t they see the bleeding obvious? Why do they keep doing stupid things? I am one of the world’s worst offenders. Without saying a word and smiling sweetly, I can spend whole days mentally railing against their worst excesses or…

Newcastle powers ahead of the pack on climate change

Newcastle City Council has become the first local government in Australia to commit to taking action under a new Climate Council initiative. Newcastle recently joined the Cities Power Partnership, a Climate Council program that brings together Australian cities and towns that are driving solutions around climate change. Participating local governments are asked to pledge five key actions…

Greens call for local climate action

Central Coast Greens are calling on the next Council to heed a new report from the Climate Council and make a pledge for local action on climate change. The Climate Council report shows local governments are able to deliver effective action and are “leading State and Federal Governments on tackling climate change and capitalising on…

EARTH FIRST: Council powering ahead after signing on for renewable energy scheme

Environmentalists and renewable energy advocates in the Orange area were delighted to learn that at the Orange City Council meeting on July 18, councillors unanimously voted to adopt the Climate Council Cities Power Partnership scheme. Officially launched in July this year, the scheme is an initiative of the Climate Council, Australia’s leading climate communication organisation….

Going green

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…

Council asked to make a pledge on climate change

Central Coast Greens have called for the next Central Coast Council to heed a new report from the Climate Council and make a pledge for local action on climate change. The Climate Council report shows local governments are able to deliver effective action and are “leading State and Federal governments on tackling climate change and…

Putting the environment back into council decisions

LIKE OTHER Queanbeyan residents, I received a rates notice the other week. It came with a summary of how Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) spends rates revenue. I was surprised to see that the environment and health (which I assume includes food safety) receive a measly four percent. Why so little in a place that promotes…

What are we doing locally?

UNDER THE LONG shadow of Australia’s fossil fuel lobby and their elected status quo apologists, there has been a depressing reluctance on the part of the Turnbull government to breathe real oxygen into the energy debate and lead Australia’s transition [or indeed visibly enter the stage of action, hence our headline about the character who…

Solar powers big projects

SOLAR energy is now powering both of Parkes’ new water and sewage treatment plants. Parkes Shire Council’s contractors, Autonomous Energy has installed 100 kilowatts (kW) of solar panels at the new Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) site and another 100 kW at the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) site. “The roll out of solar power systems…

Parkes Council a renewable energy “trailblazer”

Solar energy is now powering both of Parkes’ new water and sewage treatment plants. Parkes Shire Council’s contractors, Autonomous Energy has installed 100 kilowatts (kW) of solar panels at the new Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) site and another 100 kW at the new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) site. “The roll out of solar power systems at these sites is…

Byron fighting Australia’s rising emissions

NATIONAL emission levels are on the rise with emissions increasing by 1% in the year from March 2016, but Byron Shire Council is taking action. The Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory’s quarterly update report, released on August 4, shows national emission levels (excluding the land use and forestry sector), rose by 1.6% during the March…

Climate Control

New research shows that Australian local governments are tackling climate change without relying on help from other levels of government – and increasingly sharing their knowledge with each other. Last month Sunshine Coast Council in Queensland cut the ribbon on the first large-scale solar power plant built by an Australian local government. Located on an…

City of Swan joins City Power Partnership

THE City of Swan has decided to join a new program seeking to celebrate and accelerate the emission reduction and clean energy successes of Australian towns and cities. At a July meeting three councillors – Kevin Bailey, David Fardig and Rod Henderson – put forward a motion that the council not participate in the Climate…

Council stepping into a renewable future

Shire Notes with Councillor Sue Abbott THE United States may have pulled out of the Paris Agreement (Accord de Paris), but here in the Upper Hunter we are embracing the future. After many years of dedicated campaigning for a council-supported sustainable group, the mayor has finally been able to see his advocacy come to fruition…

Hot topic for council

THE Parramatta Greens have urged Parramatta Council to act on its new Environmental Sustainability Strategy and a new report from the Climate Council, by making a pledge for local action on climate change.The Climate Council has also invited local governments to sign up to its Cities Power Partnership pledge, which would give the council access…

Local governments boost climate action

  Following President Trump’s announcement of the US’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, subnational authorities, including federal states and cities, made ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction pledges consistent with the Paris Agreement goals. Over the past weeks, Australian local governments, California, US and Spain’s autonomous community of Catalonia undertook mitigation actions…

Shire council joins climate change pledge

PARTNERSHIP UPPER Hunter Shire Council has pledged to become a “climate champion”, under a landmark new national initiative officially launched in Canberra last Wednesday. More than 35 councils from across the country, representing almost three million Australians have joined together to tackle climate change at a local level. The Cities Power Partnership, created by the…

A clean energy future

STRATHBOGIE SHIRE COUNCIL was one of 35 councils in Australia to join the Cities Power Partnership (CPP) at the official launch last month. The CPP is a national program of the Climate Council created to accelerate, celebrate and promote local government successes in achieving carbon emission reductions and facilitating the transition towards a clean energy…

Council’s Pledge

COUNCIL’S PLEDGE PENRITH Council has joined forces with more than 30 councils across Australia under a new initiative to slash emissions and tackle climate change. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program aims to transform Australia’s energy future, with hundreds of towns and cities, through councils, becoming local leaders and champions. Mayor John Thain said…

Climate Council joins forces with 35 Aussie councils to tackle climate

This article originally appeared in Dunolly News here (page 8). THE CLIMATE COUNCIL has released a new report highlighting the potential and powerful benefits of climate action at a local level, including the scale of action already underway, as the Federal Government remains at an energy impasse. The ‘Local Leadership: Tracking Local Government Progress on…

Australian councils at the cutting edge of climate change policy

This article originally appeared in Architecture and Design here. According to the Climate Council, Australian councils are way ahead of state and federal governments when it comes to tackling climate change and capitalising on renewable energy. According to the Climate Council report, ‘Local Leadership: Tracking Local Government Progress on Climate Change’, one in five councils…

LOCAL GOVERNMENT READY TO LEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE – IF WE LET THEM

This article originally appeared here in The Greens Online, Yesterday’s detailed Climate Council report shows Local Government leading the charge on climate change, despite repeated attacks from the Coalition Government. This report is proof that Local Government is uniquely placed to understand the threat climate change poses to their area. An effective local response to…

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

This article originally appeared in Reneweconomy here. Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, including all our capital cities and major regional centres, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think. A new Climate Council report, released today, tracks…

Mt Majura Solar Farm will ‘save lives’

This article was originally published in the Canberra Times here. The operators of a 2.3 megawatt solar farm in Canberra’s east say their farm will “save lives”, in spite of a Liberal MP’s claim renewable energy will lead to deaths this winter. Thirty-five councils representing three million Australians signed up to the Cities Power Partnership…

As federal leadership stalls local councils pick up climate challenge

This article originally appeared in Eco News, view the article here. They have been inspired by a new report from the Climate Council showing cities, urban centres and rural townships have the potential to slash energy emissions by a staggering 70 per cent. At least 35 councils, representing around three million Australians, have already committed to the…

Byron takes climate pledge

This article originally appeared in the Byron Shire Echo here. Byron Shire Council has joined 34 other councils taking the pledge to tackle climate change through local solutions. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program aims to transform Australia’s energy future, with hundreds of towns and cities, through councils, becoming local leaders and champions. ‘We…

Powering up green plans

This article originally appeared in the Bankstown Canterbury Torch here. CANTERBURY Bankstown Council has pledged to become a ‘climate champion’ under a new landmark national initiative officially launched in Canberra last week. Canterbury Bankstown has joined more than 30 councils, across the country, representing more than 300 towns and cities, and almost two million Australians,…

City of Canning Joins Fight Against Climate Change

THE City of Canning has pledged to join the national Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program launched in Canberra last week. The program encourages councils representing hundreds of towns and cities across Australia to take a pledge to play a major role in tackling climate change through a series of initiatives. More than 35 councils…

Cities Partnership Turns On The Juice

The ACT Government has joined the Cities Power Partnership, a program enabling local governments to collaborate in their efforts to decrease carbon emissions and prevent climate change impacts, launched by 2007 Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery, in Canberra last week. It will empower the participating 35 cities and councils to collaborate in identifying…

Canterbury-Bankstown Council signs up to climate partnership, looks to curb emissions, boost renewables

This article originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph and Canterbury-Bankstown Express here. Climate change is often thought of as a global issue — but councils across Australia are now trying to tackle the issue locally. Spurred on by a Climate Council report that showed councils had the potential to cut energy emissions by 70 per…

Kalgoorlie acknowledged as clean energy success story

This article originally appeared in the West Australian here. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s “green” credentials have been recognised at a Climate Council congress, where the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre was acknowledged as a national clean energy success story. Councillor Suzie Williams, who represented the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder at the Climate Council Cities Power Partnership in…

City of Swan joins the crusade against climate change

This article originally appeared in Midland Reporter. You can read the full article here. THE City of Swan has joined the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership (CPP) to fight climate change and build greener communities. Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said being part of the CPP would enable the City to be a leader in the…

Penrith joins councils across Australia to slash emissions

This article originally appeared in the Penrith City Gazette. To view the article click here. Penrith City Council has joined more than 30 councils around Australia to tackle climate change. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program aims to slash emissions through encouraging clean energy technology, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and other climate solutions, at a…

Councils fight for planet

To view the full Goulburn Town & Country article click here REPRESENTATIVES from 35 councils around the country gathered in Canberra on Thursday to launch the Cities Power Partnership. The Yass Valley Council, the Bega Valley Council, the Eurobodalla Shire Council and the Shoalhaven City Council are among the councils participating. The partnership was created…

Noosa Council joins nationwide pledge to tackle climate change

To view the full My Sunshine Coast article click here Noosa Council today joined more than 30 councils across Australia in a new initiative to slash emissions and tackle worsening climate change. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership (CPP) aims to transform Australia’s energy future. It offers Australian councils actionable, realistic, and effective methods to…

Australian local councils lead the way in tackling climate change as federal policy stalls

To view the full Guardian Australia article click here. Thirty-five councils pledge to switch renewable energy, maximise public transport use and develop more climate-resilient communities. Local councils across Australia are taking climate action into their own hands as climate policy paralysis plagues the federal government. Thirty-five have pledged to switch to renewable energy, build sustainable transport, and…

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…

New partnership to help tackle climate change across Australian towns and cities:

For the full Invest in Australia online article click here  The ACT Government today joined the Cities Power Partnership which will transform Australia’s energy future from the ground up by enabling local councils to rapidly decrease carbon emissions and prevent worsening climate change impacts. “I’m pleased to announce the ACT is one of 35 cities…

Tackling Climate Change – City of Port Phillip commits to clean energy

For the full Caulfield Glen Eira Leader, Melbourne article click here CLIMATE Council chief Tim Flannery has congratulated the City of Port Phillip for its commitment to action on climate change and energy action. Port Phillip councillors voted this month to join more than 30 councils across Australia to commit to the Climate Council’s Cities Power…

Green vision showcased in Canberra

For full Kalgoorlie Miner article click here The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will present its clean energy credentials at the launch of the Cities Power Partnership in Canberra today. Councillor Suzie Williams will speak to an audience of representatives from 35 local councils from across Australia. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is one of just four WA…

Climate change challenge accepted by group of local councils

For full ABC News online article click here A group of local government councils are joining forces in an ambitious effort to tackle climate change. They have been inspired by a new report from the Climate Council showing cities, urban centres and rural townships have the potential to slash energy emissions by a staggering 70…

Hawkesbury Council joins Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership

For full Hawkesbury Gazette article click here HAWKESBURY City Council has signed up for the Climate Council’s newly announced Cities Power Partnership. A number of councils across Australia, including Hawkesbury, have signed up for the partnership, which have pledged to do what they can to tackle carbon emissions at the local level. Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett…

Yass Valley Council joins Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership Program

For full Yass Tribune article click here Yass Valley Council has accepted an invitation by the Climate Council to join its Cities Power Partnership program. The acceptance came at the June 2017 YVC meeting where seven councillors voted in favour of the motion. The program “showcases and supports the emission reduction and clean energy successes…

Canberra joins regional carbon compact

For a full copy of the PS news article click HERE The ACT has entered a partnership with 35 other regional cities and councils around Australia to decrease their carbon emissions and prevent further impacts of climate change. Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury said the new Cities Power Partnership was aimed at transforming Australia’s energy…

Sydney’s Lane Cove Council ready and raring to go

Climate change is often viewed as a global problem, but in Lane Cove on Sydney’s north shore, Mayor Deborah Hutchens agreed it was one that has to be tackled locally. “Get out there and campaign and be heard,” she said. “Get the people behind it.” Ms Hutchens said the council was most proud of its…

Councils converge to launch Partnership initiative

For a full version of the Town & Country magazine article click HERE Representatives from 35 councils around the country gathered in Canberra on Thursday to launch the Cities Power Partnership. The Yass Valley Council, the Bega Valley Council, the Eurobodalla Shire Council and the Shoalhaven City Council are among the councils participating. The partnership…

A pledge to reduce our emissions in the shire

To view the full Euroa Gazette article click here STRATHBOGIE Shire is one of just four Victorian local councils to sign a national pledge to tackle climate change by reducing their emissions. In total, 35 local governments, representing over 3 million Australians, will today pledge to tackle rising emissions and worsening climate change through local…

‘AMAZING’: Lismore a stand out in tackling climate change

For full Lismore Echo article click here LISMORE City Council has been named as a leader in creating a greener energy future by The Climate Council as it prepares to launch a landmark program to engage local governments to reduce their carbon footprints. In its report into the upcoming Cities Power Partnership Program, The Climate…

Shoalhaven’s move towards renewable energy

For full South Coast Register article click here The Shoalhaven has jumped on board with Australia’s move towards renewable energy. Shoalhaven City Council will sign a Cities Power Partnership after a majority of councillors voted in favour of a motion tabled by Cr Kaye Gartner. The partnership will provide council with access to more knowledge and expertise, and…

Sharing our approach: ‘Bega was one of the very first councils to sign up’

For the full Bega District News article click here LINKING COUNCILS: Dr Tim Flannery visited Bega on Tuesday to discuss the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnerships. Picture: Alasdair McDonald Financial savings, greater efficiency and cleaner environmental outcomes are all easily achievable aims for councils, according to visiting Climate Council head Dr Tim Flannery. Dr Flannery’s visit…

Eurobodalla Council plans to slash energy emissions

For full Narooma News article click here The Eurobodalla Shire Council expects to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and slash its energy emissions 80 per cent by 2030. That’s the aim of an ambitious Emissions Reduction Plan adopted at Tuesday’s council meeting. The plan outlines 21 new actions…

Next stop, solar capital of Australia?

For full Warwick Daily News article click here BUNDABERG is an Australian leader in the uptake of solar power and, according to Mayor Jack Dempsey, there’s no reason we can’t build a reputation as Australia’s solar city. “Clean energy options are front and centre of council strategies in meeting the challenges of rising energy costs…

Flannery, Paris, Adani and 2020: ‘It is a lived experience’

For Full Bega District News Article Click Here  While President of the United States Donald Trump, has officially pulled his country out of the Paris climate agreement, a founding member of Clean Energy for Eternity says Australia must do more to meets its climate change targets. CURRENT CLIMATE: The Climate Council’s Dr Tim Flannery will host a forum with Bega Valley Shire…

Albury Council to sign up to Cities Power Partnership in mid-July

For full Border Mail article click here DEPUTY mayor Amanda Cohn has succeeded in gaining support for Albury Council to sign up to a climate change initiative being launched in July despite opposition from two long-serving colleagues. The council has been invited to join the first round of the Cities Power Partnership in recognition of…

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