Northern Beaches Council has signed a new deal for electricity supply which will save $1.9m, slash their carbon footprint by 80% and support the regional NSW economy.

Under the deal, electricity to Council’s large buildings and all streetlights will be supplied by Infigen, with renewable-sourced electricity generated by wind turbines located on a site at Bodangora, near Wellington.

This deal shaves some nine years off their commitment to swap to 100% renewable energy alternatives, a great outcome for the environment.

Zero Emissions founding member Dof Dickinson says:

Switching to a renewable energy supplier is one of the most important actions you can take to reduce emissions. It only takes five minutes of your time, but its impact lasts forever. If you are interested in taking meaningful action on reducing emissions, switching to a renewable energy supplier like Diamond Energy should be first on your list.

This new electricity supply deal is just part of the Northern Beaches Council ongoing strategy to take action on climate change. Other initiatives include:

  • the Beacon Hill Community battery
  • Over 800KW of solar panels installed including  the 265kW “power station” solar system at Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre
  • 5 battery electric vehicles and 13 plug-in or hybrid vehicles in Council’s fleet.
  • the Northern Beaches Transport Strategy: Move 2038

…and much more. You can find out more information on Council’s approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation here.

But first, switch to a renewable energy supplier!