Climate Change

Our progress - Energy

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Much of the energy we use on a daily basis comes from fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas). These are non-renewable sources of energy. Burning fossil fuels pollutes the environment and can make us ill. It releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes towards global heating and climate change.

We are trying our best to reduce the amount of energy wasted across the borough and improve energy efficiency by educating and encouraging residents and council staff to make small behavioural changes.

As a council, we exercise our purchasing power to ensure we only buy energy from renewable energy providers; we are also investing in decarbonisation projects that improve building fabric and energy performance and utilise new low carbon technologies such as air and ground source heat pumps and PV panels.

We are also actively promoting schemes and initiatives to businesses and individuals to ensure everyone in the borough has access to up-to-date information that can help reduce their own energy use too, and save money!

Our progress