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New energy contract promises greener power

A commitment to using as much green energy as possible has been made by the Council.

A commitment to using as much green energy as possible has been made by the Council.

A meeting of the Cabinet has approved the renewal of the Council’s contract with broker West Mercia Energy (WME) with the intention of switching to a larger balance of renewable electricity and fully green gas supply as it becomes available.

The intention to scale up the use of renewable energy follows the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency and its ongoing work to reduce carbon emissions across its operations.

Cllr Toby Morris, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “Our number one priority as a council is addressing the threat of climate change and this extends to every aspect of our activities.

“Clearly our use of energy is under the microscope and we have been assured that we will be supplied an increasing amount of renewable power as it becomes available with the ultimate aim of 100 per cent provision.

“Residents can rest assured that we will continue to monitor the situation closely as well as trying to reduce our energy use generally.”

The four-year contract will also have the flexibility of including energy produced, for example, through renewable sources installed in Council buildings.

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