2.2 Waste reduction and energy conservation
Whakaiti para, hangarua me te pena pūngao
Sustainability is about meeting our needs now without burdening future generations.
What we do
- Energy efficiency and conservation
- Closed landfill aftercare
- Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling.
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.
- We will secure resource consent for Stage 4 of the Southern Landfill.
- We will:
– 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.
- We will continue with the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme, which supports improved home insulation and heating, and the Home Energy Saver Programme which provides for free energy assessments.
- As part of our Smart Energy Capital project, we will:
– 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:
- 90% of residents use recycling collection services weekly and 85% of users are satisfied with the service
- no more than 84,000 tonnes of waste is sent to the landfill
- at least 16,500 tonnes of recyclable material will be diverted from the landfill
- collect 12,000 tonnes of kerbside recycling
- 90% of residents are satisfied with our waste collection service and 85% agree that it provides good value for money
- 8GWh of energy is sourced from the Southern Landfill
- the Council’s corporate energy use has decreased from the previous year
- Energy use by Council pools and recreation centres has decreased from the previous year
- Energy use by our Council-controlled organisations has decreased from the previous year.
- we have also set a longer-term target to reduce our corporate gas emissions to 40% below 2003 levels (22,959 tonnes) by 2020 and 80% by 2050
- 5000 carbon credits are generated from Council reserves.
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) |