Cities Power Partnership announces new director and growth plans

THE CLIMATE COUNCIL’S CITIES Power Partnership, Australia’s largest local government climate alliance, has welcomed a new director to lead the program as it enters a fresh stage of growth. David Craven, formerly Australian representative for the C40 Cities Climate...

Can you imagine an Australia without beaches?

Margaret River, one of the world’s most beloved surf spots, is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts unless urgent action is taken.

That’s why the world’s top surfers joined forces with the Margaret River community to turn the tide on climate change.

A Renewables Road Trip

Ever wonder what a sea of 800K solar panels looks like? We found out on our South Australian Renewables Road Trip. From wind and solar farms to the big battery, we covered a lot of ground. 

WA COUNCILS PRESSURE STATE GOVERNMENT TO ACT ON CLEAN ENERGY

Post-election, it’s clear that local governments will be instrumental in continuing to lead the charge on climate action by fostering renewable energy projects, encouraging efficiency, and reducing transport emissions in their communities – essentially leading...

Media release: Climate action swells in Margaret River

THE WORLD’S TOP SURFERS have joined forces with the Margaret River community to turn the tide on climate change at a landmark Climate Action Summit held today.   The community-driven Summit, supported by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, the World Surf League and...

Azility partners with Cities Power Partnership to measure energy

We’re excited to announce that, from July, Cities Power Partnership councils will have bespoke free access to the Azility emissions reporting and energy platform. Formerly known as Planet Footprint, Azility is the most comprehensive platform available for local...

Mayors demand climate action from next Federal Government

MAYORS FROM COUNCILS across the country have demanded that the next Federal Government take swift action to tackle climate change in a joint statement released today. Fifteen mayors from the Cities Power Partnership, Australia’s largest local government climate...

COUNCILS CONGREGATE IN AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPITAL

Port Augusta has just marked three years since its last coal power station closed down. Now, this pioneer regional city is thriving on renewable energy and 14 councils from all around Australia have travelled to South Australia to witness this world-leading renewable revolution.

Renewables Boom in South Australia Means Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

There’s no denying it: South Australia’s continuing transition away from fossil fuels and toward investment in renewable energy shows that it is possible to provide a clean and reliable supply of electricity, create jobs and boost the economy – all in one fell...

Energy revolution is powering community evolution

A change is coming. In fact, it’s already happening. Across the country, we’re seeing the birth of a new regional industry – renewable energy. Australia is one of the sunniest, windiest places on earth, so it’s no surprise that we’re in...

Councils Need Government Backing for a Green Light on EV Uptake

Before we tell you about some great things our member councils are doing with electric vehicles, have a read of this letter the Climate Council wrote to the PM, ensuring him the Aussie weekend was not in danger, but alive and well with electric vehicles in our future....

Communities are taking the lead on climate change

Regional communities like mine — Victoria’s Hepburn Shire — are on the climate change frontline. Our experience battling bushfires in February, at the end of Australia’s hottest summer on record, shows what a precarious position we’re in. And...

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