At the inaugural Cities Power Partnership summit held on 18-19 October, we saw over 150 participants from local government across Australia show up in a united call for climate action. As part of this local government summit, an awards evening was held to recognise...

Climate change summit in Kiama a hot topic

Some of the world’s best minds working to tackle climate change will arrive in Kiama for the inaugural Cities Power Partnership National Summit, on October 18-19.

Randwick, Bayside councils sign up for solar

RANDWICK and Bayside councils will benefit from a new deal with Origin to receive solar power. They along with 18 other councils in the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils have signed up to a power purchase agreement with Origin, sourcing 39,000 MWh of...

A Green City: Ballarat

City of Ballarat has reaffirmed its commitment to building Ballarat’s profile as a green city. The Climate Council today announced Ballarat has joined the Cities Power Partnership, the largest local government climate change program in Australia.

Shire of Northam commits to tackle climate change

The Shire of Northam 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 Power Partnership.   The Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program...

Local governments lead climate change charge

This article originally appeared in The Advocate on 9 October 2018. Hepburn Shire Council has reaffirmed its commitment to climate change action. The Climate Council today announced Hepburn Shire has joined the Cities Power Partnership, the largest local government...


LOCAL COUNCILS ARE OUTSTRIPPING the Federal Government on policies to tackle climate change, committing to hundreds of projects to cut greenhouse gas pollution, according to a new report from the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership. The report, Tackling Climate...

The Power of Collaboration

A joint initiative by Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils, is helping schools make the switch to solar by providing free expert advice and support.

Newcastle says Summerhill solar farm will save it millions

WHEN Newcastle City Council announced its Summerhill solar array, I initially wondered whether it was core business for a council to operate a power station, whether it was solar or not. I knew that household solar panels were financially viable, meaning that larger...

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