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Wokingham Borough Council

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… this as plants store carbon and release oxygen into the atmosphere. Presently, the borough offsets 15.2 ktCO2e a year through forestry and natural land use (labelled as LULUCF in Figure 4). These levels have been steadily increasing with an average annual increase in carbon capture of 0.4 ktCO2e. Converting improved grassland (grassland makes up most of the WBC landholding) to woodland would sequestrate…

… range of open spaces, agricultural land and several country parks. Over the last ten years, the Borough’s population has grown by more than 10%, and is expected to reach 180,900 by 20377. In 2018, there were over 67,000 dwellings in Wokingham8, and steady growth is projected into the future. Without significant compensatory action, this ongoing growth will inevitably add to the carbon footprint…

… carbon dioxide emissions. • The council is able to use its own land holdings and assets to increase the contribution of renewable energy to the grid electricity supply through the creation of solar farms and the installation of solar panels on buildings where possible. The adoption of renewable energy generation and storage projects can provide greater energy security, lower our energy bills…


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