Environment

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

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

– We will keep supporting the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme which supports improved home insulation and heating. This programme also attracts central government funding. We will spend $40,000 a year on this programme for the next 2 years. Council funding will be dependant on whether central government continues to fund the Warm up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme beyond November 2013.
– We will extend the existing Home Energy Saver Programme which provides for free energy assessments and the preparation of tailored action plans for Wellington households. We’re spending $60,000 a year on this programme for the next 2 years. We are working with stakeholders to improve and scale-up this programme.

Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2013/14 are:

What it will costTop

2.2 Waste Reduction and Energy Conservation Operating expenditure 2013–14 Capital expenditure
2013–14
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
2.2.1 - Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling management (12,393) 12,365 (28) 1,054
2.2.2 - Closed landfills aftercare - 477 477 -
2.2.3 - Energy efficiency and conservation - - - -
2013/14 2.2 Total (12,393) 12,842 449 1,054
2012/13 2.2 Total (11,767) 12,260 493 1,049