Near unanimous support for renewables

Shoalhaven councillor Kaye Gartner joining the Stop Adani rally to form a human sign for an aerial photo at Seven Mile Beach, in support of converting to renewable sources.
Shoalhaven councillor Kaye Gartner joining the Stop Adani rally to form a human sign for an aerial photo at Seven Mile Beach, in support of converting to renewable sources.

South Coast Register readers have thrust their support behind Shoalhaven Council’s plans to adopt renewable energy at a sewage treatment plant.

More than 90 per cent of voters have backed council’s bid to create a solar farm that would reduce long term electricity costs at the Callala Bay sewage treatment plant – a heavy consumer of electricity.

Ninety four per cent of voters said they would like Shoalhaven Council to invest in renewable energy projects in a poll released on Wednesday. 

The plant is a Shoalhaven Water site.

As Shoalhaven Council’s largest energy consumer, Shoalhaven Water has been investigating ways to reduce costs and operate in a more eco-friendly manner.