renewable energy

Noosa ahead of pack in Queensland’s switch to solar

Queenslanders are leading the nation in their take-up of solar panels, and Noosa is ahead of the pack. Mayor Tony Wellington said figures for Noosa show around 34% of properties within the Shire are tapping into the power of the sun. This compares with a State-wide...

Shire engages in a climate of change

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to address climate change at a local level by joining a network of progressive and likeminded councils tackling the issue head on. The shire became the newest member of the Cities Power Partnership, a group of 70 local...

Shire seeks ‘key actions’ for climate change

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is choosing five “key actions” after joining the Australia-wide Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership. The shire’s membership was announced at a ceremony in Lismore, NSW making it one of 70 municipalities networking to tackle climate...

Solar farms power emissions reductions

Solar farms power emissions reductions

Cairns council is rolling out four mini solar farms at five of the Cairns Region’s Waste Water Treatment Plants. Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said the development would make a significant contribution to Council’s emissions reduction.