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Burnley Borough Council

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… to reducing targeted UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% in 2050 (from 1990 levels). In 2019, the 2008 Act was amended to replace the previous 80% target with a new goal of reaching ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 20501. Net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. Renewable Energy Targets 3.3…

… The Government has committed to a ten- point plan for a green industrial revolution2. This includes ambitious targets and major investment into industries, innovation and infrastructure that will accelerate the UK’s path to net zero by 2050. To date the Government has confirmed that offshore wind will produce more than enough electricity to power every home in the country by 2030 and the Prime Minister…

… for the future; with implementation of this new standard starting from 2025. 3.10 The Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy October 20216 sets out how the UK will decarbonise homes and commercial, industrial and public sector buildings, as part of setting a path to net zero by 2050 stating that “We will increase standards for new-builds in the 2020s to ensure that they are ready for Net Zero

… the development needs of their area; align growth and infrastructure; improve the environment; mitigate climate change (including by making effective use of land in urban areas) and adapt to its effects” 3.14 In its October 2021 publication ‘Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener’ 9 the government states that it intends to review the National Planning Policy Framework to make sure it contributes…

… Selective Licensing Schemes, Landlord Accreditation and the Private Rented Sector Forum to improve the management and condition of privately rented homes across the borough. 5.53 The Council’s business support team work closely with the East Lancashire Chamber Low Carbon Project and other programmes encouraging Burnley businesses to adapt new low carbon technologies and move to net zero


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