Reducing the City of Hobart's energy use

Solar panels on top of the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre roof

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 also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 68% from 2000 to 2020. Most of this reduction was through actions taken at McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre to reduce landfill gas emissions.

We have committed to a further reduction target of 20% for greenhouse gas emission reductions from 2020 to 2030.

For more information on our emissions, energy use and recent reduction activities see the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use Annual Report 2019-20(PDF, 2MB).

To learn more about the City's plans for further energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions, have a look at our 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

Centrepoint Car Park

Clearys Gates

Domain Athletics Centre 

Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre 100kW system  

Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre 300kW system 

City Hall 

Town Hall

Mathers House

Mawson Pavilion

Mornington Regional Nursery  

North Hobart Oval  

McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre

Hobart Central Car Park

Ten Lives Cat Centre – New Town

Resource Work Cooperative – McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre

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)

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