Our Program

Global climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our planet today and we have the power to take action to reduce our impact.

We must act now – purchasing green power, installing solar or simply improving your energy efficiency at home when can go a long way.

The international community has agreed to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, slowing global warming to well below 2 degrees and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. This is a responsibility shared by government, industry, communities and individuals.

The Victorian Government has committed to:

  • Net zero emissions by 2050 (Climate Change Act 2017)
  • 40% of renewable electricity generation by 2025 (Renewable Energy (Jobs and investment) Act 2017)
  • Interim emissions reductions of 28–33% for 2025 below 2005 levels and 45–50% by 2030 below 2005 levels (Victoria’s Climate Change Strategy)

Our Commitment

Surf Coast Shire Council recognises the value our community places on the natural environment and is committed to demonstrating environmental leadership.

Council is leading the way, having already installed nearly 575 kW of solar generation capacity and 50kWh of battery storage across more than 20 Council managed sites. Furthermore, Council also currently purchases 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, powering all its facilities and streetlights from windfarms based in Victoria.

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Powered by Positive

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!