By Staff Writer
Townsville City Council representatives have joined the Environment Minister Peter Garrett, project leaders and guests to mark the first year of the city’s $32 million solar initiative.
Townsville is one of seven cities in the Australian Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program.
The Solar Cities program was developed by the Australian Government to bring industry, business, governments and communities together to rethink the way they produce, use and save energy.
The six other Solar Cities are located in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Blacktown, Central Victoria, Moreland and Perth.
Garrett said it was encouraging to see Ergon was already applying the lessons learnt from Townsville to other programs.
“Everyone involved in Townsville Solar City should be congratulated on their hard work, enthusiasm and ongoing commitment to a cleaner, healthier, low-carbon climate.”
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