Ready for Renewables Council Challenge

What if you could have your gas appliances replaced with a standalone solar system and not be out of pocket? 

What if your local council agreed to commit to net zero emissions across their operations, reducing impact on the climate? 

What if they stopped giving money to heavy climate polluters and awarded contracts only to companies that have the best interests of the planet and people?

Sounds too good to be true? Already local governments across the country are making these changes and seeing the benefits.

Join us in calling on all Councils to take up the Ready for Renewables challenge to make positive changes that benefit your home, local small business and the planet.

The Ready for Renewables Council challenge:

  • Ban gas on new builds, renovations and retrofits - request planning scheme amendments of the state planning minister
  • Environmental Upgrade Finance offered by Councils to support the installation of renewables for homes and local small business through low or zero interest loans
  • Divest from gas companies that use or benefit directly from onshore gas projects

Step 1:

Email your councilors and ask them to take up the challenge and commit to taking these steps where your Council hasn’t already done so.

An email template is available here and the council contact details are available via this spreadsheet. The spreadsheet also tells you what actions (if any) your council is already taking.

Step 2:

Provide any feedback you receive into the form below or forward their response to freja[at]lockthegate.org.au.

Step 3:

We do the rest! We will follow up with your local government and provide them with motions to submit and case studies to show that it’s not only possible, it’s in their (and their constituents’!) best interests to take action today.

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