The first details of an £18.2m council-funded green energy revolution in Hull have been revealed. Six projects will be developed over the next decade aimed at meeting Hull City Council’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Capital funding to turn the schemes into reality was allocated earlier this year ahead of a formal resolution by the full council to set the 2030 target. Now cabinet councillors will be asked later this month to approve the start of commissioning work to deliver each initiative. The six projects are: Constructing an onshore wind turbine and battery storage site within the city boundary at a location yet to be identified. Rolling out a programme of rooftop solar panels on council properties and looking at the feasibility of building a large solar farm at a former landfill site in Bransholme. Installing a network of energy-generating solar canopies at council-owned public car parks, including leisure centres and the Priory Park park and ride facility.
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