Clean Energy Strategy 2030

Why have a Clean Energy Strategy?

After electricity, energy use from fossil fuels such as natural gas for heating or petroleum and diesel vehicle fuels, contribute to the majority of our emissions.  Whilst steps have been taken to generate solar energy on suitable rooftops, we will still require significant grid sourced electricity to meet our needs.

This will increase as campuses fully electrify and electric vehicles become commonplace bringing efficiencies and reducing pollution.

Given our regional locations, we also experience at first hand the impacts of a variable climate with significant heating and cooling loads sometimes even on the same day. Australia’s energy systems have been based traditionally on fossil fuels such as coal and gas but this has started to change for environmental and economic reasons. Measures will be taken to reduce the load and source of heating and cooling.

We’ve also experienced the impacts of climate change including increased bushfires, extreme weather, prolonged drought and economic impacts. Reducing our emissions is part of our response to these. As a university, we will continue to lead the way by doing our best for the regional communities in which we serve.

Our commitment

Our commitment

Charles Sturt teaches, practices and researches sustainability. We are have shown leadership for nearly a decade and are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals.

What we will achieve

What we will achieve

To meet these challenges and build on opportunities, we’ve developed a comprehensive plan. We have six goals to achieve by 2030 - from renewables to transport to energy productivity.

Our outcomes

Our outcomes

Charles Sturt has committed to supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. By supporting these two goals, economic growth is created and emissions are reduced.

Contact Us

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