The Council has set out a city-wide approach to reducing Edinburgh’s greenhouse gas emissions as part of new plans being considered by Councillors to tackle climate change in the Capital. It will call on residents, community groups and private, public and third sector organisations to work collaboratively to achieve the city’s ambitious climate goals. Published today (Friday), ahead of World Environment Day (June 5th), the Draft 2030 Climate Strategy sets a series of clear and practical steps Edinburgh will take to combat and adapt to climate change and reach its target of net zero emissions by 2030. If the draft strategy is approved, a twelve-week online public consultation will kick off on Monday 14 June, seeking views from people and organisations all over the city on the draft strategy and on actions residents and businesses can take to tackle climate change. The Climate Strategy, which follows on from the Council declaring a climate emergency in 2019, focuses on creating the right policy, regulatory and infrastructure conditions in the city to support net zero behaviour change. It also lays out key areas where collaboration and partnership will be supported to deliver on Edinburgh’s climate targets.
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Eastleigh Borough Council has extended its solar power generating portfolio with the acquisition of a 6.3 megawatt solar farm at the heart of the exciting One Horton Heath (OHH) community. The solar park, which produces around six million kilowatt hours of power per year, is at Chalcroft Farm, Burnetts Lane, a key part of the OHH development. Developed and built in 2013 by Solarcentury, one of the UK’s most experienced solar energy companies, the site hosts more than 25,600 photovoltaic panels covering around 34 acres of land. The Council secured the acquisition of Chalcroft Solar Park Ltd from Viners Ltd, and the related freehold of the land from Chalcroft Farm Partners. The move underlines the Council’s commitment to delivering an environmentally sustainable development with no reliance on fossil fuels. The authority already owns and operates smaller scale solar generating assets around the Borough.
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HUMANS will have used up our quota of the Earth’s biological resources by late July, almost a month earlier than last year, campaigners have warned. The Global Footprint Network has calculated that this year’s Earth Overshoot Day will fall on July 29, several weeks sooner than last year when it fell on August 22.
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