Cairns Regional Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Encourage sustainable transport use (public transport, walking and cycling) through Council transport planning and design. Substantial savings in transport energy use can be achieved by designing more compact cities with access to high quality public and active transport services and facilities.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices.
Support community energy projects (with location and planning support) so that residents (such as renters) can band together and invest in community renewable energy projects.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
Set minimum renewable energy benchmarks for new developments, for example Denman Prospect, ACT requires every new house to install a minimum solar PV system.
Provide incentives (for example rate reductions) for best practice developments such as streamlined planning processes, and support for retrofitting energy efficiency measures for existing buildings.
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.
Support community facilities accessing renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.
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