The Z-NET Community Transition Plan has Launched!
On Thursday the 4th of April, the Coalition for Community Energy launched their plan to put the Hepburn Shire on a path to be Australia’s first zero-net emissions community within 10 years.
In 2017 local sustainability groups and community members put forward a submission to the Hepburn Shire Council to implement an ambitious Zero-Net Energy Target for the shire. In 2018, with the assistance from Sustainability Victoria’s Take2 Community Transition Pilot, Hepburn Shire was selected to conduct Victoria’s first Zero-Net Emission Transition (Z-NET) Pilot.
The Community Transition Plan is one of two key aims of the Pilot and will be an invaluable resource when it comes to cutting local emissions. The Plan (CTP) documents the region’s current emissions profile and provides comprehensive approaches to cut emissions in energy, transport, agriculture, land use and waste.
Co-developed with the local community and various research, industry and technical stakeholders, the blueprint is the most in-depth and place-based carbon emissions profile in Australia. With a strong community foundation, the CTP is a grassroots response to the global challenge of climate change.
If you would like to learn more about the Z-NET Community Transition Pilot you can:
- Read the Community Transition Plan or Snapshot report
- Go to the Hepburn Z-NET website
- Or follow the Hepburn Shire Z-NET Facebook page
The Z-NET pilot is an initiative of the Coalition for Community Energy and was led by Renew and Little Sketches, with support from Starfish Initiatives, Moreland Energy Foundation, Hepburn Shire Council and Hepburn Wind.
Watch this short video about Hepburn Wind and Z-NET from The Climate Council: