Muswellbrook Shire 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, streetlighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds and council offices.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
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 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 approval processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to