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 Climate Change and Energy

Climate change is recognised as a key environmental issue facing the City of Belmont now and into the future. The City implements actions to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, as well as to 'future proof' against the predicted impacts of climate change.  

Solar Pool Heating and Efficient Lighting Technology, Belmont Oasis
Solar PV Systems, Ruth Faulkner Public Library
Power-Mates Now Available for Loan
Save Energy at Home or at Work

Residents and businesses located in Belmont can take advantage of discounts and special offers on energy and water efficient products as part of the Rewards for Residents & Businesses Program.

For more information on these offers and other tips on how you can save energy at home or at work, visit the switch your thinking website

A typical household uses 15 units (kilowatt hours) of electricity per day, but an energy efficient household can use as few as four units. The majority of energy use in the home is associated with water heating (31%) and heating and cooling (26%). Technological solutions that can be implemented include:
  • Passive Solar House Design
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Grid-connected solar (photovoltaic) power system

For more information on solar PV systems please refer to the switch your thinking website or the Planning Information Sheet on Solar Panels (Residential) available here. For fact sheets on saving energy and Solar Panels refer to the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council's website here.

The City employs a Travel Smart Officer to encourage sustainable transport alternatives such as public transport, cycling and walking. For further information visit the Travel Smart page.