This discussion paper has been collaboratively developed by the Victorian Greenhouse Alliances to inform future approaches to electricity procurement in their member councils. It provides a summary of new and emerging opportunities for Victorian councils to collectively procure best value electricity whilst meeting multiple policy commitments and objectives, particularly with respect to emissions reduction. […]
Local governments play a vital role in helping Victorians to adapt to climate change. In 2016 the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) held workshops with local governments across Victoria to inform the development of the Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020 (‘the Adaptation Plan’). The perspectives shared by local government officers in these […]
A snapshot of divestment progress from local government sector The Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) has produced a report sharing insights from councils who have implemented divestment strategies. Research is based on direct consultation with finance officers in six councils across Australia. The findings are intended to provide guidance to Victorian councils seeking to divest […]
The three phases of the renewable energy cycle and how they impact councils The investment phase of the Renewable Energy Boom cycle is underway – so how can we be ready to take advantage of the opportunities and mitigate some of the risks big private investment represents to our Councils and our communities? The first thing to […]
The CVGA and the Total Environment Centre produced this submission to the Independent Review into the regulation of the National Energy Market. This project was funded by Energy Consumers Australia Limited as part of its grants process for consumer advocacy and research projects for the benefit of consumers of electricity and natural gas. Read the full submission: Finkel […]
Our local government members are involved in many projects to address the challenges of climate change. Download the 2016 Annual Report.