Cities Power Partnership

22.02.17 By
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The Cities Power Partnership will provide councils and communities with the technical expertise and advice to transition to a clean, renewable energy future. We are calling on mayors, councils and communities to take the next step towards a sustainable, non-polluting energy future.

The Challenge

Global heat records have been broken again, with 2016 declared the hottest for a third consecutive year.

Australians continue to swelter through record breaking heat, lengthening bushfire seasons, worsening coastal flooding and supercharged storms.

The emission of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas, are driving these dramatic changes of the climate system and need to be drastically reduced.

However, the window of opportunity to limit the warming of the planet and its catastrophic impacts is rapidly closing and governments are struggling to meet this challenge at the pace required.

Local Champions

In the face of these challenges local champions have emerged.

Around the world and across Australia, towns and cities of all shapes and sizes are getting on with the job.

They are surging ahead with emissions reduction plans, switching to cleaner energy and building greener, efficient and more resilient communities.

From booming urban centres to small rural townships, local governments and groups of determined residents have been energy and climate trailblazers in many ways. Towns and cities can shape how land is used, investments are made and millions of dollars worth of renewable energy is rolled out. They can influence how new homes and business are built, determine the ways in which hundreds of thousands of residents will travel each day and band together to lobby for much needed state and federal policy change.

Transforming the way cities use and generate energy alone has the potential to deliver 70% of the total emissions reductions needed to stay on track for the 2 degrees limit set under the Paris Agreement (IEA 2016).

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When is the Cities Power Partnership launching?

Soon! It’s launching in May 2017. If you want to be notified when we launch, email

Can I nominate my town or city to be part of the Cities Power Partnership?

Yes! The Cities Power Partnership website will be launching soon and nominations can be made through the website. In the meantime if you want to recommend a town or city for the Cities Power Partnership email telling us the name of the city and why you think it’s a good fit

I’m part of a community energy organisation, how can my organisation get involved?

We would love for you to be involved. The Cites Power Partnership wants to profile and connect community energy groups with councils involved in the partnership so that they can help to provide on-the ground support to partners ,such as workshops and modelling, to help councils achieve their energy and sustainability commitments.

Email for more information

My company is interested in providing incentives to help cities involved in the Cities Power Partnership achieve their energy and sustainability goals. How can I find out more?

It would be great to hear from you. Email your inquiry to

My town or city is already leading in renewable energy and sustainability, what does my city get out of joining the partnership ?

Cities leading the way play an essential role in the partnership. They will share their knowledge with other cities, their successes will be celebrated to an audience of millions to inspire others and they will have access to resources and incentives to help them to continue to lead.