The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder says a new energy report helps emphasise the region's focus on renewable, clean energy.
Mayor Ron Yuryevich says the Energy Snapshot Report details efficiency projects for the region, including the Goldfields Oasis project with solar photovoltaics (PVs), thermal water heating and ground heat pumps, and shows the Goldfields is "punching well above its weight".
He says people are often surprised a mining town is so focused on renewable energy.
Councillor Yuryevich says installing large PVs at the town's waste water treatment plant will make Kalgoorlie-Boulder the "solar capital" of WA.
"What it shows is that we're doing our bit to reduce CO2, I'm talking basically thousands of tonnes of CO2 a year," he said.
"What we're doing is reducing our dependence on coal-fired electricity by putting in a vast array of PV cells which we've got on the Oasis.
"It's [renewable energy] something that we looked at some years ago now and we put in a program and we've been investing each year into our program ... I meet a lot of people from all over Australia, in fact the world, and I mention that we've been recycling our sewage water for 66 years and people just don't believe that."