Wirral Council’s vision for a greener future has taken another step forward after announcing a switch to renewable energy, starting next month. From Thursday, April 1, the local authority will only be using electricity from renewable sources for all operations – including buildings and streetlights. In line with the council’s recently published Environment and Climate Emergency Policy and its commitment to reduce energy consumption and switch to greener energy, all council-owned offices, streetlights and buildings (including children’s centres and libraries) will operate on electricity from renewable sources. Green electrical energy from certified renewable sources has been purchased by the council from April 2021 up until March 2022. The local authority says that this is a short-term solution to decrease the council’s carbon footprint and help to reduce emissions whilst a longer-term solution for maintaining a renewable energy source continues to be investigated.
Wirral Globe 19th March 2021 read more »