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...

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...

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...

70 councils representing 7.5M take climate action

SEVENTY LOCAL COUNCILS across Australia, representing over 7.5 million people, have vowed to take action to tackle climate change in their own backyards. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership, Australia’s fastest-growing national climate program for local...

Queensland councils join forces in climate fight

QUEENSLAND COUNCILS JOIN FORCES IN CLIMATE FIGHT AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST COUNCIL has taken a giant step forward to cut the nation’s rising pollution levels, as Brisbane joins a fast-growing national network of councils tackling climate change. City of Brisbane, Logan...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Penrith joins councils across Australia to slash emissions

This article originally appeared in the Penrith City Gazette. To view the article click here. Penrith City Council has joined more than 30 councils around Australia to tackle climate change. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program aims to slash...

Councils fight for planet

To view the full Goulburn Town & Country article click here REPRESENTATIVES from 35 councils around the country gathered in Canberra on Thursday to launch the Cities Power Partnership. The Yass Valley Council, the Bega Valley Council, the Eurobodalla Shire Council...

Noosa Council joins nationwide pledge to tackle climate change

To view the full My Sunshine Coast article click here Noosa Council today joined more than 30 councils across Australia in a new initiative to slash emissions and tackle worsening climate change. The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership (CPP) aims to transform...

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