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The City of Albany is switching to renewable energy.

As part of its commitment to transition to renewable energy, the City endorsed a proposal to join the WALGA Power Purchase Agreement.

The City of Albany is one of more than 52 Local Governments in Western Australia looking to join the Power Purchase Agreement to investigate a more affordable option to obtain renewable energy.

The council says, individually, it is not financially viable for a local government to switch to renewable energy.

Local governments have an opportunity to collectively bargain.

However together, local governments have an opportunity to collectively bargain for renewable energy.

The Power Purchase Agreement uses locally sourced renewable energy from locations across the state such as the Albany Wind Farm, Collgar Wind Farm and Emu Downs Wind Farm.

Albany mayor Dennis Wellington said joining the Power Purchase Agreement would benefit the entire community.

“A year ago, Council adopted a Climate Change Action Declaration”

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“A year ago, Council adopted a Climate Change Action Declaration,” he said.

“This committed the City to finding ways to transition the City’s building assets to renewable energy by 2030 and ensured the City led from the front when it comes to climate change management.

“Entering into this agreement positions the City to achieve approximately 70 percent of its target of 100 percent renewable by 2030.”

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