Wingecarribee Shire Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Set up meetings and attend events, such as the Community Energy Congress or Cities Power Partnership Summit, where like-minded cities can address common concerns and learn from others’ experience.
Ensure that the practices of local government contractors and financing such as banking, insurance, and super are aligned with council goals relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. Set appropriate criteria for council procurement.
Public lighting can use a large proportion of a city’s energy budget - roll out energy efficient lighting (particularly street lighting) across the municipality.
Consider disincentives for driving high emitting vehicles such as congestion pricing, or a tiered payment system for residential car parking permits where high emitting vehicles pay more.
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.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures.
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.
Support community facilities accessing renewable energy through incentives, support or grants.
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