Barnet Council pledges to reach net zero by 2030

The London borough has had its environmental targets approved by its councillors

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Barnet Council has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2030.

Its councillors have approved targets set for achieving the milestone by the end of the decade.

These include improving the energy efficiency of the borough’s housing and buildings through retrofitting schemes, implementing renewable energy generation and the installation of 500 on-street residential electric vehicle (EV) charging points – expected to cost £4.65 million.

Leader of the Council, Dan Thomas, said: “Now that our sustainability plans have been agreed by members, we have a clear path to develop a strategy that will take us to net zero.

“The commitments we have identified will enable us to meet, or even exceed our own targets and those set by the government – to build a sustainable and thriving future for all of us in Barnet.

“There is a lot of work to do but this framework puts us in great stead to become a leading London borough in relation to sustainability.”