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Merri-bek’s Solar Thermal program recognised at the Cities Power Partnership Awards

By September 8, 2023No Comments
Two people standing and holding an award.

Pictured here is Joseph Tabacco, Director of Place and Environment and Victoria Hart, Manager Sustainability and Climate.

We’re thrilled that our Solar Thermal program was recognised at the Cities Power Partnership Awards 2023. The awards recognises the work of climate heroes in local governments who are transforming Australia’s energy landscape.

Merri-bek City Council was highly commended in the Energy Efficiency category for its Solar and Thermal Subsidy program which assists low-income households in adopting solar panels or improving thermal insulation.

Merri-bek’s Acting Mayor, Cr Helen Davidson said Merri-bek is proud of our commitment to prioritising climate justice.

“Our Solar and Thermal Subsidy program is just one example of a tailored climate initiative that helps residents reduce their energy bills whilst maintaining a comfortable home environment—essential for those in our community who are most impacted by a changing climate,” said Cr Davidson.

“Alongside the Solar and Thermal Subsidy program, Merri-bek continues to support a range of renewable energy initiatives within the community such as Electrify Merri-bek to work towards realising our Zero Carbon Merri-bek target by 2035 as well as reducing the impact of our own operations.”

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Cities Power Partnership for bringing together so many passionate teams who are working towards a more sustainable future.