Climate change and you

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Indigo Shire Council has adopted a Climate Change Policy(DOCX, 187KB) and Climate Change Adaptation Plan(DOCX, 1022KB) .

Indigo Shire Council is an active  participant  and  member  of  the Goulburn-Broken Greenhouse  Alliance (GBGA) and we have signed up TAKE2. The GBGA is a collaboration of local governments and state government agencies, working on projects to collectively act on climate change. Visit the GBGA website for more information.

Renewable energy, solar power and batteries

We encourage and support our residents to explore opportunities to use the power of the sun to generate renewable energy. Producing  your  own  renewable  energy  by  installing  solar  photovoltaic  (PV)  panels  is  a  great  way  to  reduce  your  electricity  bills  and  carbon  footprint. 

In a typical home with solar panels, part or all of your energy usage may be met by solar generation while the sun is shining. Any excess solar energy is exported to the grid. Shortfalls, most often experienced in the evening and overnight, are met by importing electricity from the grid.

You can take it one step further by adding a battery. When you add a battery to a rooftop solar system or install a battery and rooftop solar panels together in a new system, the excess solar energy not used at home during the day is used to charge the battery.  There are various battery storage products available that have a wide range of functionality and performance.

Community action on renewables

Indigo Shire is home to active community renewable energy groups, including Totally Renewable Yackandandah and Totally Renewable Beechworth. Contact these groups for more information if you are interested in getting involved.