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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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… an approach to offset the residual emissions. Some solutions (e.g. social housing retrofit, investment in additional renewable energy capacity) are possible in 2025 but not acceptable in the long term. By 2050, residual emissions in the UK will have to be less than 10% of what they are now, leaving only a marginal role for offsetting by increasing plant cover, for example tree planting. Our…

… roof areas. The targeted installed capacity should be at least 4.2MW. Renewable power Ensure that electricity supply to all the Council’s assets is on a 100% renewable tariff or Power Purchase Agreement Buildings Start retrofitting existing buildings owned and operated by the Council (e.g. Council’s offices) Retrofit heat pumps, use energy management to reduce energy use, improve building energy

… or nationally this must be done. Carbon offsetting, done well, can play an important short term role by funding land restoration, tree planting, energy efficiency measures and additional renewable energy capacity. However the focus should be on eliminating reliance on fossil fuels and reducing emissions in the first place. Carbon Capture and Storage may also have a place for mopping up…

… energy consumption savings. This is taken into account in the recommended actions. Transport: Council’s fleet and business travel Transport emissions are from the Council’s fleet, in particular its lorries which are mostly on diesel. There is only one hybrid and no electric cars. A large proportion have unknown vehicle type and fuel. Current renewable energy generation There is currently…

… no known renewable energy generation (e.g. solar photovoltaics) on the Council’s buildings. Current breakdown of the Council’s non-domestic building-based emissions. The total in 2018 is estimated at 7.3 ktCO2e/year. (please note that Tower Hamlets Homes, schools and leisure centres are not ‘direct control’ emissions. They are covered in the following section. Current breakdown of transport…


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