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Local Governments lead in shift to green energy

27 April 2022

I missed this announcement when it came out that 43 West Australian Councils have signed up to move to 100% renewable energy this month, including Fremantle of course 🙂

Once again good to see local government leading the way.

Developed by the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) the agreement sources all renewable energy locally from wind farms at Albany Emu Downs and Collgar.

WALGA Acting President Cr Karen Chappel said the initial three-year agreement for an estimated $85 million and involving 48 WA Local Governments eclipses a similar project by 46 Victorian Councils.

Cr Chappel said significantly the WA initiative is the first renewable and carbon aggregation project approved by the by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and provides scope for the sector to develop additional green energy projects such as electric fleet and carbon sequestration.

“There was overwhelming enthusiasm from Local Governments to shift to renewable energy which has been driven by the attitudes and ambitions of their communities,” Cr Chappel said.

“That so many Councils have decided to immediately take up the 100% renewable option is outstanding and shows that the sector is leading the way.

The Local Governments signed up to the agreement are the:
Cities of Albany, Armadale, Bayswater, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Cockburn, Fremantle, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mandurah, Melville, Nedlands, Rockingham, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Vincent and Wanneroo.
Towns of Bassendean, Cambridge, Claremont, Cottesloe, East Fremantle, Mosman Park and Victoria Park.
Shires of Augusta Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimup, Morawa, Mundaring, Murray, Northam, Peppermint Grove, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Dandaragan and Bridgetown-Greenbushes.
Along with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, Mindarie Regional Council and Southern Metropolitan Regional Council.

Windfarm in Albany


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