Saturday 4 April 2020

Hackney Council goes 100% renewable

Hackney Council goes 100% renewable

Hackney Council has revealed it is now sourcing 100% of the electricity it uses from renewable generstors in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Its power is now sourced from wind and solar sources and a range of other decarbonisation measures have also been introduced.

These include large rooftop solar panel schemes across council buildings, free insulation and trials of renewable heating upgrades to help residents save money on energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In line with its ambitions to rapidly decarbonise across all of its functions, the council is also set to install an additional 182 electric vehicle (EV) charging points this year, alongside a feasibility study into delivering chargers on every street in the borough.

It also plans to convert all street lamps in the borough to energy-efficient LED bulbs by 2022.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, said: "Even in the difficult times we are living through we must still take the long-term action we need to reduce our energy consumption and switch to cleaner energy.

"We’ve become one of the first councils in the country to be completely powered by clean electricity, showing significant progress towards meeting our stretching targets of 45% decarbonisation against 2010 levels by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2040."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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