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.

EU – Australia Leadership Forum, Brussels 2018

Alix Pearce, Cities Power Partnership director, reports on an important gathering of international leaders in Brussels This week leaders from government, business, the non-profit sector, media, academia and science gathered in Brussels for the EU-Australia Leadership...

Australia’s Top Solar Suburbs

Every year the Climate Council tracks the relative renewable energy progress of Australian states and territories. Find out where the top solar suburbs are.

Celebrating a Green Christmas

No, we’re never going to experience a white Christmas here in Australia but there are some places around the country doing their best to have a green one! See below for some lovely examples of councils and cities spearheading environmentally friendly and...

Ballarat surprises as location for high-performing solar

This article first appeared in the Courier Mail on 23/10/2018. Data shows more people are installing solar in Ballarat. There has been a steady increase in solar panel systems installed on Ballarat households in the past 12 months, according to Clean Energy Regulator...

Powerful councils partnership awarded for climate collaboration

This article first appeared in the Bega District News on October 19 2018 The Bega Valley Shire Council says it is delighted to be involved in a partnership that has taken out top honours for knowledge sharing at the inaugural Cities Power Partnership National Summit...

Council commits to climate change challenge

This article first appeared in the Coffs Coast Advocate on 17 October 2018 Coffs Harbour City Council has joined forces with other councils across Australia to slash greenhouse gas pollution and tackle worsening climate change, as the latest council to join the Cities...

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