Huon Valley

Is a Power Partner
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Huon Valley Council joined the Cities Power Partnership to gain and share information on how to manage efficient energy consumption as an organisation and to demonstrate what projects we are initiating over the next few years to improve energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

More information about Huon Valley is coming soon, watch this space.

 

Commissioner Adriana Taylor

Huon Valley Action Pledge Coming Soon!

In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:

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).

Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

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.

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.

Ensure that the practices of local government contractors and financing such as banking, insurance, and super are aligned with council goals relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. Set appropriate criteria for council procurement.

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.

Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices.

Set minimum renewable energy benchmarks for new developments, for example Denman Prospect, ACT requires every new house to install a minimum solar PV system.

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