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Clean Energy Bundaberg

Energy prices across Australia are on the rise and are predicted to increase in the coming decade. In conjunction with increased reliance, the threat of higher energy prices represents a significant risk to our energy security and ability to absorb dramatic swings in price. Furthermore, continued dependence on carbon-based energy sources reinforces an energy policy that overlooks opportunities that support environmental consciousness and our responsibility as stewards of our natural environment.

In response to these issues, Bundaberg Regional Council is building a plan to help our region take hold of clean energy opportunities and transition away from non-renewable energy sources. This plan represents the goals and vision for a self-sustaining region with energy and resource management as a top priority. In particular, this document provides a roadmap to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Implement clean energy policies that reduce Council’s overall energy consumption and related operational costs based on clear, measureable targets.
  • Provide leadership that raises consciousness around clean energy adoption.
  • Transition from non-renewable energy sources towards emerging clean technologies.
  • Support economic diversification through carefully planned energy investment.
  • Expand Council’s clean energy practices to engage business and industry throughout the Bundaberg Region in ways that are meaningful to promote behaviour change and uptake of clean energy technology/practices.
  • Understand our environmental impact and use our knowledge to make environmentally consciousness decisions to preserve our natural resources.
  • Our growing need for a more cost effective, resilient and environmentally conscious future naturally supports a transition to improved energy and resource management. Clean Energy Bundaberg sets the direction for delivering new and progressive energy management policies and measuring the resulting benefits in the years to come.

 

A copy of the Clean Energy Bundaberg Strategy can be found here.