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Another local government in regional Australia is weighing up the benefits of installing floating solar PV arrays on council-owned water stores and waste treatment plants, to reduce its carbon footprint and offset rising power costs.

The Goulburn Post reports this week that the Goulburn Mulwaree Council planned to call for expressions of interest before Christmas for feasibility studies into both solar and bio-gas generation projects on council land and assets, including its water stores.

The council – which last financial year spent $1.55 million on electricity, much of it to power water and sewer infrastructure and street lights – is also working to cut its greenhouse gas emission by 30 per cent by 2020 based on 2005/06 levels, as part of its sustainability action plan.

courtesy of Renew economy