Folks Like Us: Organisations like the CPP around the globe

In Australia, the Cities Power Partnership is helping councils and cities make the switch to clean energy. But around the world there are noteworthy organisations and projects spearheading similarly successful climate initiatives with local governments and cities....

For trailblazers there is a will and a way

Regional communities around Australia have been hit hard by extreme weather events over summer. Townsville has been devastated by flooding that has driven hundreds of people from their homes after a year’s worth of rain fell in just nine days. In the Huon Valley,...

Australian councils unite over bushfire risks

SBS NEWS | February 20, 2019 As councils from around Australia met in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, to demand action on climate change, fires continued to burn across northern NSW. Less than a week after 120 buildings were destroyed and dozens more damaged in a...

COUNCILS CALLED TO RAMP UP BUSHFIRE ACTION

COUNCILS AROUND AUSTRALIA have today been called to help protect their communities from worsening bushfires by the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership.   Over 65 local and state government representatives, academics and community groups met in Katoomba,...

EXPLAINER: Council renewable energy and emissions commitments

Net zero emissions, carbon neutral operations, power purchase agreement…… Australia’s local councils are punching above their weight when it comes to tackling climate change but it can be hard to understand what different council initiatives mean. This article breaks...

Our Future: cause of heightened fire risk is now obvious

Blue Mountains Gazette | February 11, 2019   No one is more aware of bushfire risks than people who live in the Blue Mountains. Our home, just outside Sydney, is surrounded by beautiful, World-Heritage listed forests - and due to climate change, each bushfire...

Councils can help build bushfire-smart communities

The Scone Advocate | February 9, 2019   As a firefighter for nearly 50 years, I’ve seen first-hand the devastation bushfire brings to communities. And this month in particular, with fires raging in Tasmania and Victoria and the anniversary of Black Saturday, is a...

Scorching Melbourne suburbs on the climate frontline

SEARING HEAT IN MELBOURNE this week should be a wake-up call to city leaders to take action on climate change to protect vulnerable residents, according to the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership. Vulnerable low-income residents in suburbs such as Sunshine and...

Five ways cities can step up on climate change

You could be forgiven for thinking that 2018 was one of the worst years yet for climate change. Global greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise, the US is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and climate change-fuelled extreme weather wreaked havoc in communities...

Melbourne councils help pensioners beat the heat with solar

WITH TEMPERATURES SET TO soar above 40 degrees today, Melbourne councils are helping vulnerable residents to beat the heat with solar power. The Solar Savers program, originally developed by City of Darebin council, helps pensioners to install solar systems with no...

Councils ready to lead on electric vehicles

This article first appeared on ARENA Wire on December 21 2018. Could electrifying the cars and trucks used by councils be a way to kick-start our local electric vehicle industry? The Cities Power Partnership was keen to find out, so recently undertook a...

CPP’s 12 Days of Christmas

In honour of the festive season, we’ve singled out 12 awesome Cities Power Partnership council’s renewable energy or energy efficiency projects.

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