Wingecarribee Shire Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
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.
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.
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.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
Get city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets and sustainable energy policies to provide a common goal and shared expectations for local residents and businesses.
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).
Incentivise the deployment of energy efficient heating and cooling technologies.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Electrify public transport systems (for example buses operated by council) and fleet vehicles and power these by 100% renewable energy.
Providing for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and supporting cyclists through providing parking, and end-of-ride facilities (covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives).
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