Shoalhaven City Council Attends National Summit to Accelerate Climate

Shoalhaven City Council will join the best minds in the country working on local climate solutions at the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership National Summit today.

Council representatives will tune in virtually to hear practical case studies from Councils around the country and internationally, who are simultaneously tackling climate change and delivering savings to ratepayers via local climate and energy projects.

Cities Power Partnership Director, Dr Portia Odell, said that local governments such as Shoalhaven City Council, working with other Councils around the country and with their local communities, are becoming an important part of Australia’s climate solution.

“Councils across Australia are working at the cutting edge of local climate and renewable energy innovation. We’re looking forward to welcoming Shoalhaven City Council to the Cities Power Partnership National Summit and working with them on creating Australia’s clean future,” said Dr Odell.

The Summit will see councils from across Australia sharing ideas and hearing from climate experts including renowned economist Ross Garnaut and industry leaders on topics including setting and achieving net zero targets, capitalising on the clean economy, investing in large-scale renewable energy.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said that they are excited about supercharging Council’s work on climate change and clean energy.

“Connecting with other Councils and sharing ideas and knowledge will help us to develop and accelerate practical and effective climate solutions that deliver benefits like cleaner cities and cheaper energy for our community,” Clr Findley said.

“Since Council adopted its Sustainable Energy Policy and Strategy, it has already implemented a number of sustainable energy initiatives to meet its emissions reduction and renewable energy targets.

“The implementation of projects such as the installation of solar PV systems at numerous sites, energy-efficient LED streetlighting upgrades, as well as the Revolving Energy Fund, are just the beginning of Council’s focus in moving towards a more sustainable future. Council’s investment into renewable energy will help to lower future electricity bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions”, Clr Findley said.

Every cent Council saves on electricity is reinvested into the needs of our City.

The Cities Power Partnership National Summit will take place virtually on May 26-27.

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