Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
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).
Implement an education and behavior change program to influence the behavior of council officers, local residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
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.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
For communities reliant on a local coal industry, local government can support the transition away from fossil fuels, by lobbying for state and federal support for a just transition for workers, families and the community and encouraging local economic development and opportunities based on a low carbon economy.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
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.
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