spreads (27).gif

Council to source the bulk of its energy from renewables from July

Eurobodalla Council has signed a landmark 10-year agreement to source the bulk of its energy from renewables from July.

Electricity generated by solar farms at Parkes and Griffith, and from wind farms in the New England area due to come online in 2024, will supply 80 per cent of Council’s total electricity load for larger energy use sites, like the Moruya admin building, pools, libraries, water and sewer pump stations, treatment plants and streetlights.

The move will reduce Council’s carbon emissions the equivalent to removing 1,000 cars from the road per annum and puts Council well on its way to achieve its target of sourcing 100 per cent of electricity from renewables by 2030.

Council’s environment services manager Deb Lenson said Council’s electricity bill was about $1.5 million each year.

She said the power purchase agreement was secured at a competitive price with renewable energy company Simply Energy, ENGIE, with help from Renewable Energy Hub.

“We’re really excited to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels, reduce our CO2 emissions and having a clean source of energy,” she said.

“We’re now well on course to achieving our target of sourcing 100 per cent of Council’s energy from renewables by 2030 and reducing our CO2 emissions.

“We’ll continue to look for other opportunities to supply renewable energy for the remaining 20 per cent of Council facilities, which are our smaller sites that use less power, like community halls and public toilets.”

Meanwhile, the Council has been reviewing its Emissions Reduction Plan. A new plan will include more actions for Council to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and make the organisation more climate resilient.

It will also look to include actions that help the wider community become more climate resilient and help reduce Eurobodalla’s environmental footprint.

More information about Council’s environmental initiatives is at

COMMENTS : Due to the risks associated with comments from unidentified contributors that expose The Beagle to possible legal actions under the NSW Defamation Act 2005 No 77 anonymous or Nom de Plume comments will not be available unless the author is known to the editor by way of a verified email address or by association.

Others who provide their REAL NAME (first name AND Surname) and a verifiable email address (it won't be published) are invited to comment below. (yes it is a pain but please comply - it would be a  shame to see your comment deleted)

Those contributors KNOWN to us and verified may continue to use their First Name or Nom de plume for ease. The primary need for all of this is due to traceability should a legal action arise.

If you need anonymity email us via our normal or encrypted email accounts

Please note that if you are looking for a previous comment that is no longer visible please contact us.