Willoughby Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy, for example land fills, and road reserves.
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.
Set minimum renewable energy benchmarks for new developments, for example Denman Prospect, ACT requires every new house to install a minimum solar PV system.
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.
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 approvals processes (such as removing planning and heritage barriers to solar PV).
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.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Ensure Council fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements and support the uptake of electric vehicles.
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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