Emissions from the region’s 53,223 street lights represent 40% of the combined footprint of EAGA’s members. Replacing the region’s street lights with energy efficient alternatives remains a key challenge for EAGA’s Councils – particularly accessing the necessary capital required to undertake retrofit projects and the often complex internal and external negotiations.
In this critical area for Councils, EAGA’s advocacy activities will target:
- support for the necessary legislative amendments to enable street lights to be included in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme through formal responses to the Energy Savings Initiative (ESI) consultation process. Read EAGA’s response here (.pdf 602kB)
- a reduction in operational costs through engagement with the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Electricity Distribution Price Review (EDPR). Read more about EAGA’s work with the Victorian Greenhouse Alliances on the EDPR here.