We are changing over to 100 per cent renewable energy.
We have joined with 47 other Victorian councils to drive investment in renewable energy, forming the largest buying group of its kind in Australia.
The project will deliver a range of financial and environmental benefits, such as:
- fixing lower retail prices by working together as a buyers’ group
- drastically reducing our carbon emissions and
- delivering financial savings and long-term certainty.
As each council’s existing electricity contract expires, they will transfer over to the new contract for each of their nominated accounts.
We are working towards having the new contracts in place by the end of 2020.
This will help us meet our target of reducing emissions by 50 per cent by 2020, based on 2014-2015 levels.
This is the largest ever emissions reduction project undertaken by local government in Australia, aggregating about 45 per cent of all Victorian council electricity consumption.
The project was initiated and facilitated by the Victorian Greenhouse Alliances and Darebin City Council, with support from the Municipal Association of Victoria.