Diversify energy sources & invest in renewable energy
We will create opportunities by working together and sharing resources in good times and bad. This includes enable participating councils to invest in renewable energy, thus diversifying energy sources and shifting to cleaner technologies. Melbourne’s heavy reliance on electricity generated in the Latrobe Valley, which leaves us vulnerable to energy disruptions from shock events such as bushfires, blackouts during heatwaves and acts of sabotage. Diversifying the sources of electricity supplying Melbourne’s grid, while increasing renewable generation, can help reduce this reliance, and will bring health benefits from less burning of coal.