Canberra Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Set up meetings and attend events, such as the Community Energy Congress or Cities Power Partnership Summit, where like-minded cities can address common concerns and learn from others’ experience.
Set minimum renewable energy benchmarks for new developments, for example Denman Prospect, ACT requires every new house to install a minimum solar PV system.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
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.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
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.
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.
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