2.2 Waste reduction and energy conservation

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Sustainability is about meeting our needs now without burdening future generations.

What we do

A sustainable city uses resources efficiently, re-uses or recycles them and only commits them to landfills as a last resort. Sustainability is about reducing the amount of energy we use and using clean energy from renewable sources. It is also about promoting a culture that values the environment and encourages pro-environment behaviour of everyone who lives, works, or studies here.

Key projectsTop

produce regional and city-level greenhouse gas inventories and projections
start external engagement on climate-change adaptation, with a focus on sea level rise
establish a Carbon Reserve Fund for future carbon sale revenues.6
undertake the Schoolgen programme in partnership with Genesis Energy
develop a model energy performance contract in conjunction with the Energy Management Association.

Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2014/15 are:

What it will costTop

2.2 Waste reduction and energy conservation Operating expenditure 2014/15 Capital expenditure
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
2.2.1 - Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling management (12,926) 12,832 (94) 776
2.2.2 - Closed landfills aftercare - 404 404 -
2.2.3 - Energy efficiency and conservation - - - -
2014/15 2.2 Total (12,926) 13,236 310 776
2013/14 Total (12,393) 12,842 449 1,054
2012–22 LTP Yr 3 Total (11,436) 13,544 2,108 7,315
Variance 2012–22 LTP Yr 3 to DAP 14/15 (1,490) (308) (1,798) (6,539)

7This target has been updated from the LTP target for 2014/15 as based on recycling saturation levels and commodity market restrictions, the LTP target of 14,125 tonnes will be unachievable.