Canberra Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
Electrify public transport systems (for example buses operated by council) and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.
Ensure that the practices of local government contractors and financing such as banking, insurance, and super are aligned with council goals relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. Set appropriate criteria for council procurement.
Power council operations by renewables, directly (with solar PV or wind), or by purchasing Greenpower (from electricity retailers). Set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
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.
Get city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets and sustainable energy policies to provide a common goal and shared expectations for local residents and businesses.
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.
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