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Cutting our carbon footprint

Posted Tuesday 23 March 2021

The conversion of Mosman’s street lights to LED is on track for completion in coming months. The Ausgrid-funded program, which involves changing 700 existing 50W and 80W street lamps to 17W, will reduce Council’s energy costs by 75 per cent and save about 200 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.

The program also builds on the community’s take-up of solar, which has seen the number of households with solar increase by more than 15 per cent from 2019 to 2020, contributing to a reduction in the local carbon footprint.

The number of Mosman households with solar has almost doubled since 2014 to nearly 600 properties last year with a corresponding doubling in the volume of surplus energy exported from Mosman to the grid over the same period.