Shoalhaven City Council has been named a finalist in the Energy Efficiency Achievement Award category for the Cities Power Partnership 2020 Climate Awards.
The Climate Awards recognise the outstanding council-led initiatives all over Australia and celebrates the exceptional achievements of member councils striving to lower greenhouse gas emissions and embrace clean energy and transport.
Shoalhaven City Council’s Mayor Amanda Findley said she was delighted to hear the announcement.
“I’m thrilled Council has been recognised for its adoption of a series of sustainable energy efficiency and renewable energy projects aimed at achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050”, Clr Findley said.
“Some of the recent projects included trialing three fully electric vehicles in its fleet, installation of over 400 kW of solar panels across 10 sites, commencing a revolving energy fund, replacing 4,200 street lights with energy saving LEDs and supporting Repower Shoalhaven’s community energy solar farm”, Clr Findley said.
“It goes to show that even regional Councils can play a big role in lowering greenhouse gas emissions and embracing clean energy to help generations to come”, Clr Findley stated.
The Awards will be announced via an online ceremony on Thursday 29 October 2020.