Hertfordshire County Council pledge 80 per cent reduction in carbon
Published: 17 Dec 2019
Hertfordshire County Council has pledged to reduce its
carbon energy usage by 80 per cent by 2025 as part of its new Energy Strategy.
The new strategy is aligned with the County Council’s
Climate Change Emergency and the wider national targets and sets out its carbon
targets through adopting five key themes:
reduction throughout energy efficiencies, application of low and zero
of green energy
generation from renewable and emerging technologies
and partnership support on carbon reduction
To oversee the delivery and development of this strategy an
Energy Task Force has been set up, compromising of councillors and officers.
Councillor Ralph Sangster, Resources and Performance Cabinet
Member, said: “We have saved over £3.2million annually through a number of
measures which include the reduction of our carbon emissions by 41 per cent
over the past six-years, reducing demand, improving efficiencies and the
application of low carbon technologies.
"The aim of our new Energy Strategy is
to improve upon these efficiencies through no and low cost measures before
considering high cost actions.”
As part of the energy generation from renewable technologies
theme, Cabinet have approved the initial funding to explore a solar panel farm
and battery storage project in Smallford Pit, St Albans.
have revealed the 124-acre site could support this project, with the Energy
Task Force now working closely with UK Power Networks to secure grid availability.