Is a Power Partner
Action is needed at the global, national and local level to tackle the challenges of climate change. Alexandrina Council has joined the Cities Power Partnership because we are committed to playing our part but we also have a lot to learn. We look forward to being inspired by the clean energy successes of our Cities Power Partners.
Council has committed to the following Cities Power Partnership pledges
Install renewable energy and adopt best practice energy efficiency measures in Council buildings.
Roll out energy efficient street lighting in appropriate locations across the Council area.
Investigate and consider a revolving green fund to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that result in energy and financial savings.
Support the uptake of electric and/or hybrid vehicles including via Council fleet purchases and the provision of fast charging infrastructure at key locations in the district.
Implement an education campaign and behaviour change campaign to influence the behaviour of Council staff, local residents and/or businesses to drive the shift to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
Our 2014-2023 Community Strategic Plan commits Alexandrina Council to adopting a progressive approach to climate change and “climate-ready communities” is one of six key priorities identified as being of prominent interest to our community.
We have installed solar panels on key Council facilities including our works depot and aquatic centre, incorporated electric vehicles into our fleet and constructed a number of public charging stations across the district which form part of an electric highway between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
We are an active member of the Resilient Hills & Coasts region of councils and have been working together since 2013 on climate change adaptation planning and projects.
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
We began measuring our corporate emissions in 2012 and are now working toward adoption of an emissions-reduction target which will drive further energy efficiency upgrades and the uptake of renewable energy on council facilities.
In partnership with other Resilient Hills & Coasts councils, we are exploring how council-supported community energy projects might help facilitate community access to energy that is affordable, reliable, good for the environment and good for the local economy.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
Tackling climate change is a priority for our council and our community. Alexandrina Council welcomes the opportunity to join with, and learn from, leading Australian councils who are forging the path toward a clean energy future.