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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Minister McBain meets up with local mayors and councillors at National General Assembly


Above: Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain (right) attended the Australian Local Government Association National General Assembly and met up with councillors from the region including (left to right), Philipa Veitch (Randwick Council), Greta Werner (Bayside Council) Alison Worthington (Eurobodalla), Cathy Griff (Bega Valley) Eurobodalla Council is a member of the Cities Power Partnership which is Australia's largest network of local councils leading the way to a thriving, zero emissions future. The 2017-2021 Eurobodalla Emissions Reduction Plan sets out Council’s strategy to minimise the greenhouse gas emissions from Council operations. It builds on the work done in the previous editions of the plan over the period 2007-2017. A new corporate energy emissions reduction target of 80% by 2030 has been established. The Council has committed to sourcing 100% of Council’s electricity from renewable energy by 2030. To achieve this, Council say they will expand the number of facilities that have solar. Council will also be conducting feasibility studies and research on the best way to achieve 100% renewables as well as making sure that the benefits of renewable energy are maximised. On this front, Council will look into a number of more innovative renewable energy solutions and strategies including: – Battery storage – Emerging clean energy technologies (e.g. tidal power, peer-to-peer electricity trading) – New ways of trading and valuing renewable energy – Large scale solar

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