Ku-ring-gai 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).
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.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
Electrify public transport systems (for example buses operated by council) and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.
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.
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 energy projects (with location and planning support) so that residents (such as renters) can band together and invest in community renewable energy projects.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
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