NAGA councils are replacing gas with renewable energy
NAGA councils are eliminating the need for fossil fuels wherever possible, and while councils have been reducing their electricity use for many years, it is only more recently that they have begun to look at the options for getting off gas.
Councils’ biggest and most common uses of gas include:
Councils are now electrifying their operations and moving towards zero emissions by increasing their energy efficiency, installing solar panels to generate energy on site, and participating in innovative joint renewable energy procurement projects.
Solar installation at Banyule's WaterMarc Aquatic Centre.
Lessons learned and myths busted
The following case studies from Banyule, Moreland, Melbourne, Yarra and Whittlesea City Councils demonstrate that the electrification of council operations is a viable goal.
There are several common themes across the journeys of these five very different councils:
If you missed our recent webinar on Getting Off Gas with Climate Emergency Australia, you can hear more from Yarra and Melbourne as well as the ACT government on their journeys in transitioning away from gas - access recording.