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Energy saving ideas sought

RESIDENTS have been asked to have their say on how they would like to save power. Orange City Council joined the Climate Council Cities Power Partnership in October and councillor Stephen Nugent moved to ask ratepayers which five pledges the council should make across the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport and advocacy. The…

Wagga Council votes to apply for Cities Power Partnership

Wagga City Council has voted to apply for a Climate Council initiative aimed at improving efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. The nationwide “Cities Power Partnership” program would see Wagga “buddied up” with two other councils to share knowledge, such as Riverina Water County Council, which had also applied. According to a report presented to councillors,…

City leads the way in taking action against climate change

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has become the first West Australian local government to pledge to take action as part the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership. Under the national partnership, participating councils make five pledges to limit their local climate impact, from reducing transport emissions to getting behind renewable energy. The Climate Council recently released a…

Driving climate action through electric vehicle MOU

CT Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Shane Rattenbury will today sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mayors and Ministers from several other jurisdictions to support the greater use of electric vehicles (EVs). Speaking from the Climate Action Roundtable in Adelaide, Minister Rattenbury said the MOU would assist climate change mitigation efforts, noting the “significant…

Longer fire season threat

THE Hawkesbury could be in for longer and harsher bushfire seasons in the future according to a report released by the Climate Council. Released earlier this month, the Climate Council’s Critical Decade 2017: Accelerating Climate Action highlighted a number of potential problems Australians will face in the future, if climate change modelling proved true. One…

Seven million Australians now represented by climate action councils

Seven and a half million Australians now represented by councils committed to climate action 7.5 million Australians are now represented by local governments committed to action on climate change, as three capital cities join a major new council climate partnership. Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin councils join 60 Australian local governments who have signed up to…

Climate solutions start at home

As a fifth-generation dairy farmer, my family has weathered many changes over the years. Climate change is certainly creating a challenge. The dairy industry has always been an important part of life on the New South Wales south coast. The effect that drought and rising temperatures are already having on our agricultural industry is just…

Council’s call to arms for climate action

THE northern beaches should lead the way on taking action against climate change, according to Mayor Michael Regan. Cr Regan said local action on climate change was needed to limit sea level rises. “As a coastal community that faces potential devastation under projected sea level rises, we must play our part to reduce our carbon…

Northern Beaches Council joins Cities Power Partnership

Northern Beaches Council is partnering with the Climate Council to take action on climate adaption and mitigation initiatives. Mayor Michael Regan said the Cities Power Partnership would recognise the environmental sustainability initiatives that Council is already delivering, including those that reduce the impact of climate change. ‘The Northern Beaches community is saying loud and clear…

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