Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne



CPP April Webinar: How Electrification Cuts Community Bills and Climate Harm

28 Apr 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us on Friday 28th April at 2pm AEST as we take a deep dive with our expert panel into the realm of how smarter energy use can cut energy bills and climate harm at the same time

We’ll be exploring the findings of the latest report by the Climate Council and hearing from two leading councils about how their electrification journey is simultaneously slashing emissions and providing economic benefits to their communities.

Come along to learn more about the following from our panel of experts.

Climate Council of Australia

As power bills continue to soar across the country, the Climate Council has released its latest report Smarter energy use: how to cut energy bills and climate harm. This report is in conjunction with a nifty new home bill savings simulator, which allows households to work out the best ways to save money in their home. Here to take us through the key findings of the report is Climate Council Senior Researcher, Dr Carl Tidemann.

ACT Government

Meanwhile, the ACT is transitioning away from fossil-fuel gas, with the goal of electrifying Canberra by 2045. Erin Chancellor, Director of Engagement and Major Projects (Climate and Energy) will be explaining how this is part of a broader plan to take action on climate change, protect ACT energy consumers and help Canberra to become a net zero emissions city by 2045. Erin will be taking us through the exciting new collaboration initiative between the ACT Government and CHOICE where they have created a new free online tool to make it easier for Canberrans to start thinking about transitioning their household to all-electric. 

City of Yarra, Melbourne

From Victoria, Euan Williamson who is the Environmentally Sustainable Development Advisor for the City of Yarra, will be taking us through the Elevating ESD Targets project, the latest policy development initiative of the Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE). The project is an exciting collaboration of 24 Victorian Councils working towards a formal planning scheme amendment that will require zero carbon and climate responsive building standards be met by all new development, with current investigations pointing to a positive economic evidence base.


Dr Carl Tidemann
Dr Carl Tidemann

Dr Carl Tidemann

Senior Researcher, Climate Solutions, Climate Council

Dr Carl Tidemann is a Senior Researcher in Climate Solutions at the Climate Council. Carl joined the Climate Council from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Knowledge Sharing team and worked on Big Battery and System Security and Reliability projects. Carl’s research broadly encapsulates the energy transition and includes energy efficiency, electricity markets, and emissions mitigation more broadly.

Erin Chancellor
Erin Chancellor

Erin Chancellor

Director Engagement and Major Projects (Climate Change and Energy) ACT Government

Erin Chancellor is the Director of Engagement & Major Projects (Climate Change & Energy) at ACT Government. A senior professional with over 15 years experience in ASX-listed Australian and Asia-Pacific digital, financial services and energy companies - passionate about working in a diverse and multinational environment. Erin is also a first generation Australian and grew up in a small business family, witnessing first-hand, the ups and downs of running a business and challenges in cultural communication when English isn't your first language. These experiences have stayed with her and driven her career choices to connect people with the right message when they need it the most.

Euan Williamson
Euan Williamson

Euan Williamson

Environmentally Sustainable Design Advisor, City of Yarra

With over 20 years’ experience in environmentally sustainable development (ESD) and sustainable energy projects, Euan brings extensive skills and knowledge to each project. Euan has consulted for big business and government on ESD and sustainable energy projects across Australia, the UK, India and New Zealand. Involved in numerous grassroots NGOs and initiatives he is also a former lecturer at RMIT University and has directly supported thousands of households, businesses and organisations to make practical sustainability actions for a safer climate.

Who should attend?

This webinar is open to the public and all councils, and will especially appeal to Mayors, Councillors, CEO’s, Executives and officers of councils.