Muswellbrook Shire

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Muswellbrook 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:

Set minimum renewable energy benchmarks for new developments, for example Denman Prospect, ACT requires every new house to install a minimum solar PV system.

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

Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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).

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