What other actions should we consider?
8 October, 2018
“In anticipation of the State Government's energy storage subsidy, could the council broker a bulk buying arrangement for residents/business?”
7 October, 2018
Paul Mahony says:
“Include food choices, e.g. community education & council dining & catering practices. My submission to Darebin: https://tinyurl.com/y8a2trfw”
2 October, 2018
“Provide free public transport for commuters during peak hour across all zones in Melbourne.”
21 September, 2018
“mobilise health professionals and organisations in climate change action. the health voice is well respected in the community.”
10 September, 2018
“Get off Gas! Encourage all-electric house and buildings. There are highly efficient heat pumps, aircons, induction cooktops available today.”
8 September, 2018
“Get rid off those coal-burning things, especially Adani related businesses. Encourage people to invest in clean energy shares.”
8 September, 2018
“There needs to be a large scale system to take green waste for composting into something useful (or bio-gas??) rather than going to landfil”
7 September, 2018
“Eensure roads/bike paths are safe for push bikes/electric bikes. Ebikes is a fast growing market.
Free P.T. across COM”
Here are the four priority areas and actions proposed in the draft strategy. Read the full list of draft actions.
100% Renewable Energy
To achieve our emission reduction goals, the city’s buildings, precincts and transport need to be electrified and powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
- a virtual renewable energy power plant
- facilitation of bulk purchases of solar panels or batteries
Zero Emissions Buildings and Precincts
Buildings generate 79% of emissions in the municipality. Melbourne’s buildings are also not as efficient as they could be. Apartment buildings are already the most common type of residence and they are growing at a rapid rate.
- accelerating existing programs like City Switch
- facilitating the take-up of the National Built Environment Rating Scheme for apartments
Zero Emissions Transport
Transport accounts for 15% of the city’s emissions, majority from private cars and freight that drive across the city. Public transport into the city also contributes to Melbourne’s emissions profile.
- reallocating road space to create more space for walking
- Promoting cycling and green infrastructure
Reducing the Impact of Waste
The total waste produced generated 6% of the greenhouse emissions from our municipality in 2015. Waste generated in the municipality is expected to grow as Melbourne’s population increases over coming decades.
- promotion and education about waste avoidance
- re-use of materials and recycling