Southwark Council backs net zero target with pledge to plant 10,000 new trees by 2022

The £5 million initiative is predicted to increase the total number of the borough’s trees by 13%

Southwark Council pension fund to divest from fossil fuels

Southwark Council has announced it will divest its pension fund from fossil fuels. The decision will make the £1.2 billion fund the largest local government pension scheme to move away from coal, oil and gas. Councillor and Chair of the pension fund Fiona Colley suggested divestment will be steady and gradual, with the council also exploring the potential of clean energy investments. […]

London launches first waste to heat network

  A heating network that uses household waste to generate energy has been launched in south east London which provides heat and hot water to 2,500 homes in the borough of Southwark. ELN Reporter Priyanka Shrestha tours the facility to find out how it works.

Southwark Council ‘first’ in London to use waste to heat homes

Householders in a London borough will soon have their heating and hot water generated from an energy from waste facility under a new scheme announced today. Southwark Council has teamed up with its recycling and waste partner Veolia Environmental Services and launched a £7 million heating network which it claims is the “first of its […]