A new partnership between Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and Repower Mornington Peninsula is set to help community engagement on emissions reduction, and help the region reach its 2040 net zero goal.

To confidently achieve this 2040 goal, the partnership is aiming for a 70 per cent reduction in community emissions by 2030.

Repower Mornington Peninsula (formerly named eMPower) is a not-for-profit association of local Mornington Peninsula volunteers aiming to empower the Mornington Peninsula community to decarbonise energy use at home and work.

Repower will assist the Council and community to electrify their lives with renewable energy and significantly reduce the impact of carbon on the climate.

To help achieve this, Repower Mornington Peninsula have launched its new website and assembled data for every postcode to identify local community emissions, and are calling for the community to do their part to support the Peninsula’s net zero aim.

There are also guides for taking personal action and opportunities to join exciting new community projects.  

Council and Repower want to remind the community to register for updates to receive notifications of upcoming workshops, to gain a greater understanding of why it is important for all of the Peninsula to:

  • Decarbonise energy use as soon as possible
  • Choose and/or generate renewable energy
  • Reduce gas use and other fossil fuels for heating, hot water and cooking
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Have access to electric transport
  • Have opportunities available to take personal and collective action

Mornington Peninsula Mayor, Anthony Marsh, said the partnership was a great initiative to drive down local emissions.

“Repower Mornington Peninsula is helping local townships have ownership of their own emissions reduction targets and the activities required to meet them,” Mayor Marsh said. 

President of Repower, Jim Goddard, said together with the Peninsula, change can happen. 

 “By uniting with our local community to switch to clean renewable energy, we can have lower energy bills, a healthier environment to live in and create a stronger local economy – all while helping protect the Peninsula for the next generation.”


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