Muswellbrook Shire

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Muswellbrook Shire is a Power Partner in the Cities Power Partnership.

They’re working on lots of projects across sustainability. Follow this link to Muswellbrook Shire Council’s Sustainability Unit page.

Media Coverage

Sep 6, 2017: The Newcastle Herald: Muswellbrook’s Liddell power station closure is the lightning rod for a looming energy crisis

Sep 14, 2017: ABC 7:30 Report What happens to Muswellbrook if the Liddell Power Plant closes?  Interview with Mayor Martin Rush

Muswellbrook Shire Action Pledge Coming Soon!

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

Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.

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.

Support community facilities accessing renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.

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

Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.

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

Providing for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and supporting cyclists through providing parking, and end-of-ride facilities (covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives).

Provide incentives (for example rate reductions) for best practice developments such as streamlined planning processes, and support for retrofitting energy efficiency measures for existing buildings.

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

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.

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