Council switches to renewable

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THE Bald Hills Wind Farm in Gippsland. Picture: Supplied

MULTIPLE council buildings are set to be exclusively powered by renewable energy from 1 July.

The Civic Centre, Frankston Arts Centre, Operations Centre, Ebdale Community Hub and Learning Centre, and Karingal PLACE Neighbourhood Centre will be powered with renewable energy. Bald Hills Wind Farm in Gippsland will source the power.

The mayor Sandra Mayer said the move would help council achieve its target of zero emissions by the year 2025.

“I am so proud to be announcing this deal which has been in the works for the last few years and will help us to reduce emissions and lessen our impact on climate change,” she said.

“This new initiative is in addition to council’s continued focus and investment in solar panels on council facilities over the last two decades.

“Signing the agreement will also provide council with greater price certainty for the electricity supply costs of its major buildings over the next 10 years.”

Council expects that the move will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2,309 tonnes each year.

First published in the Frankston Times – 22 June 2020

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  1. Great news for a country that’s often in drought. Energy from the sun and the wind uses 120 times less water than coal to make the same amount of electricity, (according to top international economists from the University of Oxford). Plus, there’s no extra asthma etc cases from the fossil fuels.
    Wind power getting cheaper and cheaper – and one new GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine (which we’ll hopefully see off Victoria’s coast in the not too distant future), can provide power for 16,000 European homes every day.
    Now that GE is starting to 3D print turbine bases, that 12 MW could go up to 20+
    Wind opponents are on the wrong side of history.

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