Hornsby Shire Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Encourage local businesses and residents to take up solar PV, battery storage and solar hot water heating. This can be done through providing incentives (such as solar bulk buy schemes or flexible payment options) or streamlining approvals processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to solar PV).
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
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.
Promote knowledge sharing and strengthen the local community’s capacity and skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Implement an education and behavior change program to influence the behavior of council officers, local residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Electrify public transport systems (for example buses operated by council) and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.
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.
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.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
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