Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England.
A council-owned solar farm has smashed generation targets in its third year of operation, taking its overall income to £4 million.
Wokingham Borough Council has become the latest to embrace solar, pledging school installs during the next academic year.
Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) has unveiled two landmark solar-plus-storage projects on existing landfill sites which aim to be the first of their kind in the UK.
West Sussex County Council recently followed up Anesco's completion of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm in September last year with its own, deploying 7.4MW alongside a battery to make the project viable. While some have argued the project offers little in discussions of the future solar landscape in the UK, local authority projects are being completed now and could bridge the gap in deployment until private investors get moving.
Glasgow City Council has installed 350kW of solar PV across seven schools as part of its Carbon Management Plan.
Energy firm SSE is to deliver solar and a host of other technologies to Calderdale Council as part of a multi-million-pound bid to deliver carbon emission savings.