Reducing the City of Hobart's energy use
The City of Hobart has improved the energy efficiency of its operations and buildings and now saves over $1 million a year in electricity costs alone. We have also committed to a further reduction target of 35% for energy use from 2010 to 2020.
We also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 75% from 2000 to 2010. Most of this reduction was through actions taken at McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre to reduce landfill gas emissions. We are targeting a further reduction in remaining greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from the 2010 levels by 2020.
For more information on our emissions, energy use and recent reduction activities see the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use Report 2016-2017(PDF, 2MB).
The City of Hobart has an operational Energy Savings Action Plan 2018-2020.(PDF, 2MB)
We conduct regular reviews of environmental issues across all of our activities and have an environmental management system that is third-party certified under ISO 14001.
City of Hobart solar energy systems
The City of Hobart has installed solar energy systems in a number of locations around Hobart. You can view the online Sunny Portal dashboard, which shows the energy generated by each of the systems, by clicking on the link below.
Bushlands Operations Depot
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre 100kW system
Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre 300kW system
Mornington Regional Nursery
North Hobart Oval
McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre
Hobart Central Car Park
Energy efficiency tours
The City of Hobart has provided tours to demonstrate the initiatives and equipment that have been used to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
City of Hobart Energy Efficiency Tour 2016(PDF, 197KB)
See information on our plans for further energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions.