Norwich City Council has announced Roar Power, a partnership between the council and the French energy supplier ENGIE, will launch later this year, offering renewable energy to homes across the region. The scheme will offer customers a range of tariffs with 100% renewable energy offered as standard, as well as an option to choose to receive 100% renewable gas. Cllr Kevin Maguire, Norwich City Council cabinet member for safe city environment said: ‘Doing what we can to ensure people can heat their homes affordably shouldn’t come at the price of the environment. Climate change is a global issue and one that we all have a responsibility in addressing.
Environment Journal 27th March 2019 read more »
The plan to make Greater Manchester carbon neutral – what it actually means. Thousands descended on Salford Quays on Monday for the second ever ‘green summit’ to hear the region’s mayor Andy Burnham – backed by young campaigners – unveil proposals for urgent action. Greater Manchester leaders have launched an ambitious plan to stem the tide of climate change in the midst of a looming environmental crisis. On Monday, thousands descended on Salford Quays for the second ever ‘green summit’ to hear the region’s mayor Andy Burnham – backed by young campaigners – unveil proposals for urgent action. These include the launch of a five-year plan and an overarching ambition to become carbon neutral by 2038. The ultimate vision for the conurbation is to become one of the globe’s healthiest, cleanest and greenest city regions. However leaders admit that worsening environmental challenges currently threaten our future health and prosperity. And without radical action by town halls, businesses and ordinary residents, they say the opportunity to bring about change will be lost. The new plan aims to be a call to arms against the encroaching threat of climate disaster.
Manchester Evening News 26th March 2019 read more »