Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne

Knowledge Hub / Energy Efficiency

The business case for electrification – CPP November Webinar

Dr Carl Tidemann, Senior Researcher at the Climate Council will be presenting the key findings and recommendations of the recently released report ‘Switch and Save: How gas is costing households’. Dr Carl will also talk about the award winning ‘Home Appliance Savings Calculator’ online tool created to accompany the release of the report as well as future planned work on energy efficiency in homes and buildings.

Kate Jackson, Coordinator Community Sustainability at Inner West Council NSW, Dayna Surlan, Project Consultant, Sustainability at WSP and Matthew Clarke, Director at Common Capital have joined forces to develop a business case for electrification of apartment buildings under 6 storeys. 

Kate, Dayna & Matthew will be taking us through:

Inner West Council’s recent study with WSP and Common Capital to support “low carbon high performance” precincts
The emissions of lower rise developments and refurbishments (below 6 storeys),
Findings and recommendations of the study, including the impact of electrification and its cost-benefit analysis.

In 2021 Merri-bek City Council (formerly Moreland City Council, VIC) launched its Electrify Everything: Communications Message Guide for Households. An Australian-first, the guide is based on qualitative market research undertaken to inform the electrification communications campaign for homes. Merri-bek is now leading a Community of Practice with over 80 local council officers focused on communicating the importance of electrification for Australia’s energy transition and how households can get involved. 

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Afternoon Tea Q&A with Onkaparinga City Council

The Energy Support Program complements Onkaparinga’s Green Buildings Initiative which aims to reduce energy and water use, waste to landfill and greenhouse gas emissions from all council owned buildings over time and is an integral part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.

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‘Plug In’ to new energy technology

‘Plug In’ is a newly launched website from Energy Consumers Australia designed to support consumers as they buy, install and use clean energy tech like solar, batteries and EVs.
The website includes step-by-step guides on topics such as installing and maximising the benefits of home solar, how to choose a battery retailer, how to charge your electric vehicle, and more. We’ve worked closely with subject matter experts to make content that is accessible, credible, and free of commercial influence. 

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The energy landscape and the role of energy efficiency – Cities Power Partnership June Webinar

Join us on Thursday the 30th of June at 2:30pm AEST as we hear from the Energy Efficiency Council of Australia guide us through the current energy landscape as well as practical examples of energy efficiency initiatives achieving success at Northern Beaches Council in NSW. 

This session will provide an overview of what’s driving the energy transition and net zero transformation, including what’s happening with the current energy price crisis, how energy management can play a role in cutting costs, boosting productivity, improving resilience and actually achieving net zero, and the resources available to support councils, households and businesses through these turbulent times.

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