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Wokingham Borough Council

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… 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…

…- powered journeys • Create a ‘Green Bank’ to help residents and businesses pay for the cost of environmentally positive improvements to homes, offices and equipment • Construct solar farms for the generation of clean energy for our community • Revise our Local Plan to require carbon-neutral construction and environmentally beneficial infrastructure • Plant 250,000 new trees over the next five…

… The council has sought to reduce the energy use of its own state over the years to become more efficient. Some of the highlights of this work include: • As of 2018, 25% of the energy purchased by the council is generated from renewable sources. • Installing solar panels on council buildings where possible. The council has 31 solar sites of varying scale; • Over 15 council sites have had minor…

… in the borough • Installation of large scale renewable energy generation technologies such as solar farms on Wokingham Borough Council land • Where possible we will look at the potential of commercialising energy generation and storage Local Plan and New Development Introduce a planning policy framework which: • Requires all new major housing development to be net zero carbon (SDG9) • All…

…, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report, which advised that global warming must be limited to 1.5°C as opposed to the previous target of 2°C to avoid the devastating impacts of climate change. As the climate has already warmed by 1°C since the industrial revolution benchmark. The report warned that there are now only 12 years (to 2013) left within which to take the actions…

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