Wandsworth Council has approved plans to transition to 100% zero-carbon energy, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2030 and zero carbon by 2050. The plan, which is part of the London borough’s Climate Change Action plan, was approved last week by the Finance and Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the body in charge of reviewing committees’ and the council’s financial policies. Cabinet member for finance and corporate resources councillor Rory O’Broin said: “Getting approval from FCROSC to transition to 100% zero-carbon is a massive step forward to reaching our targets of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.” The Climate Change Action plan aims for the council to invest in low carbon technology and procure sustainable, zero-carbon energy to reach the 2030 and 2050 targets. It was set in action in 2019, after the council declared a climate emergency, with the aim to make Wandsworth inner London’s greenest borough. The plan includes a list of themes such as air quality, energy management and planning and sustainable development.
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Newport City Council is to roll-out rooftop solar PV across buildings in the city in a partnership with Egni Co-op and installer Joju Solar. Up to 2MW will be installed as part of the project, Egni confirmed to Solar Power Portal, with plans to install 6,000 solar panels across 21 sites. This follows a detailed feasibility study with support from the Welsh Government Energy Services, Sustainable Communities Wales and Wales Co-operative Centre, Egni said. Schools, a council depot and care homes have been identified so far, with the majority of the electricity generated to be used on site. Some, however, will be exported back to the grid for use in the city. The project has been funded by the Development Bank of Wales and Egni’s ongoing co-op share offer, which has raised £1.4 million to date.
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