Lane Cove

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Lane Cove is a Power Partner in the Cities Power Partnership.

They’re working on lots of projects across efficiency, climate change and sustainability, which they’ll write about here soon…watch this space!

In the meantime you can read more about Lane Cove’s plans here and here.

Media Coverage

Climate change accepted by group of local councils. ABC News Online.
http://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/2017/07/25/climate-change-challenge-accepted-group-local-councils/

Sydney’s Lane Cove Council ready and raring to go. ABC News Online. 
http://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/2017/07/19/sydneys-lane-cove-council-ready-raring-go/

As federal leadership stalls local councils pick up climate challenge. Eco News.
http://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/2017/07/28/federal-leadership-stalls-local-councils-pick-climate-challenge/

Media Coverage

Lane Cove Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

Electrify public transport systems (for example buses operated by council) and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.

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.

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.

Encourage sustainable transport use (public transport, walking and cycling) through Council transport planning and design. Substantial savings in transport energy use can be achieved by designing more compact cities with access to high quality public and active transport services and facilities.

Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.

Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.

Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.

Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.

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.

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.

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