Woollahra Municipal 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.
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.
Provide incentives (for example rate reductions) for best practice developments such as streamlined planning processes, and support for retrofitting energy efficiency measures for existing buildings.
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).
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.
Facilitate large energy users collectively tendering and purchasing renewable energy at a low cost.
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.
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.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
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