Nottingham's Commitment to Card Neutrality
Nottingham City Council commits to becoming the UK’s first carbon-neutral city.
17:45 27 January 2019
Nottingham City Council has unveiled plans to become a ‘net-zero carbon’ city by 2028 after reaching its emission reductions goals in 2018. The bid builds on the council’s pledge to ensure that at least one-fifth of energy procured across the area is sourced from low-carbon facilities by 2020. The council’s low-carbon strategy covers areas ranging from community-owned solar schemes and retrofitting council housing projects with energy-saving technologies.
Nottingham City Council’s energy and environment lead Sally Longford said: “We have been making good progress for a long time, but it is incumbent on us to do more,”
“We need a shift in the way we produce and use energy, more sustainable management of waste and ways to travel and to look at things like shortening supply chains by buying goods and services locally.
“We are also looking at a range of schemes that involve innovative technology, such as installing large batteries that can store solar energy – initially at council premises but also exploring this for domestic properties too.”
Cllr Longford added that the council is in the process of promoting public awareness and developing behavior scheme for residents to ensure that local people are engaged with its sustainability strategy.
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