QUEENSLAND HOME TO AUSTRALIA’S HOTTEST SOLAR POSTCODES

QUEENSLAND HOUSEHOLDS ARE EMBRACING domestic rooftop solar energy at a higher rate than any in the country, with eight of Australia’s top ten “solar postcodes” in the Sunshine State according to the new Clean Energy Australia 2018 report. Of the top solar postcodes...

LOCAL COUNCILS RACE AHEAD WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES

REGIONAL MAYORS are rallying together at the famous Mount Panorama racetrack in Bathurst today to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership has brought council trailblazers together from New South Wales, Victoria...

Parkes Mayor talks renewable energy with ACT Government

Two regional mayors are in Canberra today to talk to the ACT Government about what lessons can be learned on renewable power and battery storage. The Mayors of Parkes and Lismore are meeting with ACT Minister Shane Rattenbury to talk about the Climate Council’s...

Climate action: Sub-national governments getting the job done

Released 01/03/2018 The ACT’s new partnership with Parkes Shire Council and Lismore City Council will enable all three cities to learn from each other to better tackle climate change, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury said today. Minister...

Council and community farming the sun together

Regional communities are turning to clean energy solutions to combat energy price hikes. Lismore, in northern New South Wales, is no exception, embracing renewable energy and partnered with the Lismore City Council to develop Australia’s largest floating solar farm....

Councils commit to climate change

TWO Western Sydney councils have joined a national program promising to take local action on climate change. Parramatta and Cumberland are the latest councils to join the Cities Power Partnership, run by the Climate Council, aimed at tackling the challenges of climate...

EARTH FIRST: Powering down for an hour to make a real change

On Saturday evening we are invited to celebrate Earth Hour. Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm we are asked to turn off all our lights for a time when we can think about how climate change is affecting our planet, and what we can do about it as individuals and communities....

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...

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...

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