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...

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,...

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...

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...