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Wiltshire Council

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… technologies: well-established such as insulation; technologies that are becoming more widely used such as air source heat pumps and emerging but tested newer technologies such as Energiesprong. Whilst hydrogen is seen as having a role complementing the energy system, in particular in relation to harder to decarbonise industries, the decision on any role it may play in building heating

… Homes and the Built Environment New buildings need to be net zero carbon as soon as possible, using less energy and running on low carbon sources of electricity and heat. Existing buildings need to be retrofitted along the same principles. All buildings also need to be able to cope with the impacts of climate…

…% of the county’s total energy demand. Wiltshire has made rapid progress in reducing carbon emissions: while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and number of dwellings grew in recent years, energy usage and CO2 emissions fell (chart 2). There remains a significant way to go to decarbonise transport, reduce reliance on fossil fuels for heating, and protect and enhance carbon stored in the natural environment…

… from national government and independent studies is that many of the solutions we need are already understood and available. They include solar and wind power, heat pumps for buildings, electric cars – and more walking, cycling and public transport. We therefore need to base our immediate action on existing technology and behaviour change, while innovating for the longer-term. The UK…

… to absorb carbon will also boost wildlife and provide accessible green spaces which is of proven benefit to physical and mental health and wellbeing. There is a recognition in the Environment Act of the negative impact that climate change is having on biodiversity and the benefits that the natural environment can provide in mitigating over-heating and winter flooding. The Environment Act also…


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