Carbon reduction

Carbon reduction

Electric vehicles

We have reduced our vehicle emissions and encourage using more electric cars. The City
co-signed a submission to the Federal Government on vehicle emissions in early 2016.

ClimateWorks Australia

Energy

We have an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% and for the city to have capacity to meet up to 100% of electricity demand by local electricity generation by 2030.

Our LED lighting project has been completed with over 6,500 LED street lights installed across the local area since March 2012, resulting in a reduction of more than 48% in carbon emissions. This represents a saving to the City of up to $800,000 each year in electricity bills.

At the moment 80% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the production of electricity, primarily by coal-fired power stations. Two-thirds of the energy being used by these stations is wasted as heat from cooling towers and on long-distance transmission and distribution over power lines to Sydney.

The City’s goal is to produce 70% of its electricity needs from trigeneration and 30% from renewable energy.

Trigeneration

A more environmentally sustainable method of generating electricity.

LED lighting project

We are leading the way with new energy-efficient LED lights installed in public places across the local area.

Renewable energy

We’re challenging traditional electricity supplies from coal-fired power stations with sustainable and innovative technologies.

Energy efficiency

Our new plan for energy efficiency could significantly reduce energy usage and slash nearly 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year city-wide by 2030. 

Last updated: Thursday, 26 May 2016