Sustainable Energy Strategy

Shoalhaven City Council adopted its Sustainable Energy Policy in May 2019 to improve operational energy efficiency and increase its use of renewable energy to reduce energy bills and minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

The Sustainable Energy Strategy supports this policy to identify priority initiatives to achieve the following objectives:

  • cleaner energy: transition to cleaner (lower emissions), more sustainable and more affordable energy sources
  • less energy: reduce the energy requirement for Council by maximising energy efficiency in all aspects of Council’s operations
  • measuring and monitoring energy: ensure systems, processes and expertise are in place to measure, monitor and manage energy consumption and renewable electricity generation effectively
  • demonstration of leadership: Council will ‘lead by doing’ to encourage the local community and businesses to also transition to a more resilient, reliable and renewable energy future