Douglas Shire Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
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