Energy efficiency from the ground up
A RECENT national news item headed “Climate change challenge accepted by group of local councils” references the fact that: “At least 35 councils, representing around 3 million Australians, have already committed to the Cities Power Partnership, a Climate Council initiative to slash emissions at a local level”.
Also referenced is a Climate Council report showing cities, urban centres and rural townships have the potential to slash energy emissions by 70 per cent.
It would seem reasonable to assume that councils in the Greater Bunbury region are not at this point either part of or prepared to commit to the above partnership or something similar.
At present, higher levels of government, particularly federal, are best described as just dithering on emissions control so perhaps it is time for our local councils to join in the present trend set by homeowners and some business interests and take action from the bottom up.
For instance, I am sure any plans involving, Bringing our CBD to life, Times, July 13 would alone give plenty of scope for consideration of energy efficiency and emissions reduction.