Inner West Council Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are commited to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
Prepare an Inner West Climate and Renewables Strategy with a 100% carbon neutral target for Council. ------------------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.
Achieve 100% divestment from fossil fuel aligned investments at the earliest possible date, based on a financially responsible pathway.
Install solar PV on Inner West Council buildings.----- 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.
Investigate the best options and support residents and commercial property managers to install and own solar and renewable energy, including solar PV solutions that will decrease the cost of living for low income households. -------Encourage local businesses and residents to take up renewable power such as 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 approval processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to solar PV).
Implement an urban sustainability community education and behaviour change program to drive the shift to renewable energy and efficiency.