Clean Energy Bundaberg

The energy we consume has become an integral part of our everyday lives and fundamentally influences how we live, communicate and work. Energy drives our society - from individual households to the world economy, it provides for our most basic necessities and acts as a catalyst for continued innovation and progress.

However, energy prices are on the rise and are predicted to increase in the coming decade. In conjunction with our increased reliance, the threat of higher energy prices represents a significant risk to our ability to absorb dramatic price swings in the future. Furthermore, continued dependence on carbon-based energy sources, as well as inefficient energy management, reinforces an energy policy that overlooks opportunities that support environmental consciousness and our responsibility as stewards of our natural environment.

In response to these issues, Bundaberg Regional Council has developed a Clean Energy strategy and action plan to help our region take hold of clean energy opportunities and transition away from non-renewable energy sources. Together, these documents outline the goals and vision for a self-sustaining region with energy and resource management as a top priority.

The page below provides a high level look at important elements of Council's strategy. Alternatively, click here to download the full Clean Energy Bundaberg Strategy.

Vision

To build an environmentally conscious, resilient region through the use of clean energy technologies, efficient energy and resource management, and broad-based business and community participation.

Goals

  • Implement clean energy policies that reduce Council's overall energy consumption and related operational costs.
  • Reinforce Bundaberg Regional Council's commitment and leadership in clean energy related initiatives to raise consciousness and adoption of similar policies throughout the Bundaberg Region.
  • Promote clean energy policies and the use of renewable energy sources to mitigate future risk related to the supply and demand of non-renewable fuel sources.
  • Build awareness among our region's industry, business and broader community to increase knowledge and related clean energy investment.
  • Expand Council's clean energy practices to engage business and industry throughout the Bundaberg Region in ways that are meaningful to promote behavior change and uptake of clean energy technology/practices.
  • Preserve and protect our natural environment through environmentally conscious energy management practices and efficient resource utilisation.

Objectives

  • Reduce Council's annual electricity consumption/demand and related operational costs.
  • Achieve a Council-wide target of 5% fuel cost savings across Council's vehicle fleet.
  • Collaboratively work with Council's retail energy suppliers to reduce energy demand, consumption, and related charges.


Our growing need for a more cost effective, resilient and environmentally conscious future naturally supports a transition to improved energy and resource management. This strategy sets the direction for delivering new and progressive energy management policies and measuring the resulting benefits in the years to come.

Projects and Initiatives

Click here for a listing of projects and initiatives that sit under the Clean Energy Bundaberg Strategy.

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