Lismore City Council Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are commited to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
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.
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. Lismore City Council is committed to our goal to become self-sufficient in electricity from renewable sources by 2023.
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. Lismore City Council partnered with Farming the Sun to create Australia first Council owned community funded solar farms – 100kW at our Sports Centre and a 100kW floating system (the largest in Australia) at our East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant.
Create a revolving green energy fund to finance renewable energy projects and receive $ savings. In 2009 Lismore City Council created an internal ‘Implementation fund’ for energy efficiency projects that have a payback period of less than 10 years.
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles. Council has an electric vehicle that is charged by solar power.