Upper Hunter Shire Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
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).
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.
Promote knowledge sharing and strengthen the local community’s capacity and skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
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.
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
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.
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