Council converts to 100 per cent renewables

Published:
01/04/2022

 

Willoughby City Council has opted for 100 per cent renewable energy under a new agreement.

Council recently joined one of the largest renewable energy deals, which will see participating council’s retail electricity supplied by three NSW solar farms.

This commitment will allow Council to reach net zero emissions by 2025, which was a goal set out as part of Council’s Cities Race to Zero pledge in 2021.

This new agreement means that electricity generated from solar will supply over 300 major Council facilities, more than 210,000 streetlights and more than 3,000 small sites managed by Council.

Willoughby Mayor, Tanya Taylor, says the agreement is a major step towards Council’s goals. 

“Willoughby City Council is committed to sustainability and investing in initiatives that realise our community’s vision to be a green, liveable city,” says Mayor Taylor. 

“This landmark deal will have long-term and wide-reaching impact and support the renewable energy industry in NSW.”

Author:
Jess Clarke, Journalist, North Shore Living Magazine

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