Cumberland Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
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.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
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.
For communities reliant on a local coal industry, local government can support the transition away from fossil fuels, by lobbying for state and federal support for a just transition for workers, families and the community and encouraging local economic development and opportunities based on a low carbon economy.
Support community facilities accessing renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.
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.
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