How is Uralla Shire tracking towards 100% renewable?
Our Shire is now generating 18% of our predicted electricity usage from solar PV. This is a great achievement with over two thirds being achieved since we got our Z-NET Blueprint in 2015. At this rate we will reach 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Just by people power!
All the work done by our businesses and homes to reduce the actual amount of power they use by updating thermal building fabric, LED light bulbs, efficient appliances etc. and purchasing Greenpower are also making a contribution.
Achieving sustainable wood use for heating is the next big step as burning wood is nearly half our energy use. With our new project Elephant in the Woodlands, Z-NET Uralla will be working with the community to help reach this goal.
|If our Shire gets a large-scale solar development in the next few years it will more than cover our use – Uralla Shire will be the source of renewable energy for many more Australian communities!|