The Cities Power Partnership, which helps local councils accelerate Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future, is going from strength to strength. We now have 60 councils on board including Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin -
representing almost 7.5 million
The program now represents more than 30% of the Australian population. This is huge - and no
mean feat for a program that is only four months old! The program is already
having a real, tangible impact on reducing emissions and powering climate action across Australia.
In Queensland, Cairns has got behind sustainable transport, Eurobodalla on the NSW South Coast has pledged to go 100% renewable by 2030, Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA has pledged to lobby electricity retailers to provide more renewable power for the community and the City of Sydney is rolling out solar panels across all its properties, including the iconic Sydney Town Hall.
Globally, towns and cities have the potential to cut up to 70% of the pollution needed to tackle climate change, so the role that local governments play is powerful- is your council involved? Nominate them here!