City of Gosnells Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.
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.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Consider disincentives for driving high emitting vehicles such as congestion pricing, or a tiered payment system for residential car parking permits where high emitting vehicles pay more.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
Provide council resources to educate and support the uptake of renewable energy, such as by hiring an internal renewable energy support officer or establishing an independent body (such as the Moreland and Yarra Energy Foundations).
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
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.
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