Newcastle City Council to save with solar

Newcastle City Council has secured a $6.5 million loan from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to help build the region’s biggest solar farm. The 5 MW installation, west of the city at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre, will significantly reduce...

Climate change isn’t coming, it’s here, says expert

YOU can forget about climate change being a future phenomenon, according to Professor Lesley Hughes.  “It’s a now phenomenon,” she said during her visit to Bathurst on Monday. She says the effects of climate change are already being seen in Australia – from more...

City looks to clean up at Tidy Town gongs

Kalgoorlie-Boulder was named the State’s tidiest town last year as part of the Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards, and this year is looking to earn itself a national title. National Tidy Towns judge Gail Langley recently visited and toured the city with...

Beach appeal in danger of eroding

A NEW report showing the country's beaches are copping the brunt of damage from climate change has prompted the Byron Shire Council to take action. The new report, Icons at Risk: Climate Change Threatening Australian Tourism, also warns of threats to Australia's...

Shire seeks ‘key actions’ for climate change

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is choosing five “key actions” after joining the Australia-wide Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership. The shire’s membership was announced at a ceremony in Lismore, NSW making it one of 70 municipalities networking to tackle climate...

Shire engages in a climate of change

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to address climate change at a local level by joining a network of progressive and likeminded councils tackling the issue head on. The shire became the newest member of the Cities Power Partnership, a group of 70 local...

Victoria lagging behind NSW in climate change initiative

The Climate Council wants North East residents to nominate their local councils to join the Cities Power Partnership. The initiative, which requires councils to make five pledges towards renewable energy goals and report back on progress, began in 2017. Albury was...

Logan City Council joins Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership

LOGAN City Council will be sharing its experience of energy saving technologies as part of a national network of council’s tackling climate change. The council, along with Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Cairns, has joined the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership,...

Changes to council energy use planned under new power partnership

BATHURST Regional Council has become one of the 70 councils across Australia to sign up to the Cities Power Partnership. New member councils – also including Orange, City of Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin – were announced at Lismore on Tuesday during the launch of...

Council joins statewide partnership to fight climate change

SUNSHINE Coast Council has made a commitment to help fight climate change, as it joins a network of 70 Queensland councils in the Cities Power Partnership. The council this week signed up to the partnership, pledging to take action on renewable energy, energy...

City of Kwinana joins Climate Council partnership

CITY of Kwinana is one of 70 councils across Australia that have committed to take action on climate change at a local level. Yesterday the City, along with six other WA councils, became members of the Cities Power Partnership, run by the Climate Council. Climate...

Nambucca joins climate change partnership

SEVENTY LOCAL COUNCILS across Australia, including Nambucca Shire Council, have vowed to tackle climate change in their own backyards. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership today welcomed 35 new councils to the fight against climate change, including Nambucca...

Northern Midlands Council joins climate change partnership

The Northern Midlands Council will officially join a nationwide program to fight climate change on Tuesday. It will join 34 other councils from around Australia, including Brighton Council, to enter into the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership in a ceremony at...

Solar farm stages fight against climate change

LISMORE'S groundbreaking floating solar farm will provide the stage today for 70 local councils to unite in the fight against climate change. Cities Power Partnership will welcome 35 new councils to the group at the launch of Australia's largest floating solar farm in...

Floating solar farm set to shine

Australia's largest floating solar farm to be launched in northern NSW has the backing of a network of 70 councils - representing more than 7.5 million people - who are pledging to cut greenhouse gas pollution in their backyards. The project in Lismore is being buoyed...

Local councils step up climate change action with CPP

As Australia swelters through intense heat waves, local councils have stepped up to tackle climate change in their own backyard. The Cities Power Partnership (CPP), Australia’s fastest growing local government climate network, this week welcomed 35 new councils,...

Shire engages in a climate of change

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to address climate change at a local level by joining a network of progressive and likeminded councils tackling the issue head on. The shire became the newest member of the Cities Power Partnership, a group of 70 local...

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