Inner West Council aims to lead on climate change action

Inner West Council has voted to push forward with an environment policy that will see it become a national leader in renewable energy and combating climate change. Mayor Darcy Byrne said that after taking the policy to the election he was now seeking immediate...

Northern Beaches Council joins Cities Power Partnership

Northern Beaches Council is partnering with the Climate Council to take action on climate adaption and mitigation initiatives. Mayor Michael Regan said the Cities Power Partnership would recognise the environmental sustainability initiatives that Council is already...

Residents invest in their solar future

Strathbogie Shire Council has hit week 15 of the 12-month Bogie Bulk Buy solar program. In more than three months, a total of 392kW of solar panelling has been installed, or is scheduled to be installed. This will see an estimated 18734tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided...

Sydney council rolls out solar power systems

Canterbury Bankstown Council plans to install solar power systems on five city buildings to lower electricity costs and counter climate change. Administrator Richard Colley said the new solar kits would make the buildings some of the City’s most energy efficient. “We...

‘Bulk Buy’ brings power to people

STRATHBOGIE Shire Council has hit week 15 of the 12 month ‘Bogie Bulk Buy’ solar program and uptake in the Shire has been extraordinary. In just over three months the community-Council partnership has installed, or is scheduled to install 392kW of solar; with uptake...

Inner West leads the way on renewable energy

Inner West Council has voted to push forward with an environment policy that will see it become a national leader in renewable energy and combating climate change. Mayor Darcy Byrne said that after taking the policy to the election he was now seeking immediate...

Council Lighting The Way On Tackling Climate Change

Eurobodalla Council has joined other councils around Australia in pledging to cut energy emissions as part of the Cities Power Partnership program. An initiative of the Climate Council, the partnership brings together cities and towns around Australia that are leading...

‘TRAILBLAZER’ LOGAN CITY COUNCIL COMMITS TO CLEAN ENERGY

Flying in the face of Federal inaction on climate change, a South-Eastern Queensland council has committed to clean energy and emissions reduction. Logan City Council today announced that they will join the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership, a national...

Electric vehicles in Australia – can we just get on with it please

In the Canberra/Queanbeyan region there are over 250 electric vehicles and the number is increasing slowly in response to initiatives from the ACT Government. In fact, the map on my somewhat range-challenged Nissan Leaf shows that there are now 14 charging stations...

Canberra Greens’ commitment to emissions targets turns 21

Many Australians are despairing at the state of energy politics in our country today. The federal government’s continued failure to acknowledge the reality of the need to act on climate change leaves a dangerous legacy and shows that when it comes to climate...

Council to vote on green policies

THE Meander Valley Council will vote on a motion to register its interest for the Cities Power Partnership initiative at Tuesday’s meeting. The Climate Council program is a national initiative that motivates councils to implement green energy policies. “The [program]...

Council joins green pledge

ONKAPARINGA will become the first South Australian council to join the Climate Council’s cities power partnership. It joins a network of councils across Australia committing to tackling climate change by pledging to cut transport emissions and increase the uptake of...

Dumbo Feather Climate Challenge Week Five

Around the world and across Australia, towns and cities of all sizes are getting on with the job of climate action. They are surging ahead with emissions reduction plans, switching to cleaner energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities. From...

Kiama Council sets plan in place for clean energy future

Kiama’s transition to a clean energy future just took a huge leap forward, when Kiama Mayor Mark Honey met with the Climate Council, Australia’s leading climate organisation, to discuss pledges to tackle climate change. Mayor Honey and Councillor Andrew Sloan met with...