Our ProgramGlobal climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our planet today. The dominant cause of climate change over the last century has been human activity, which means we also have the power to take action.
Powered by Positive is a program to empower Surf Coast Shire residents and small businesses to take action, use less energy and consider taking up renewable energy.
Some of the key barriers to taking action are:
- Confusion: What actions should you take?
- Trust: Who can help you?
- Finance: How can you fund it?
Our program will help you overcome these barriers and make it easy for you to reduce your energy use – now that’s positive for the environment and your hip pocket!
Surf Coast Shire Council recognises the value our community places on the natural environment and is committed to demonstrating environmental leadership.
Our goal is to work with the community to drive the use of renewables and achieve 25% renewable energy consumption in the shire by 2020.
In 2017 the amount of installed solar almost doubled compared to 2016. This trend continued through 2018 and 2019, with the number of houses installing new solar every month continuing to climb and record levels of installations occurring in the final quarter of 2019. The Surf Coast Shire now has the highest percentage of households with solar in the Barwon South West region with 21.4% of houses having a solar system installed. At the end of 2019, it was estimated that 13-14% of energy consumed within the shire was from renewable sources.
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Percentage of renewable energy consumption in the shire (Dec 2019)