Richard Shepherd’s County Councillor’s Blog
Leicestershire County Council has now started a consultation about its plans to make the County Net Zero by 2045.
Residents, businesses, and other councils are among those being encouraged to help shape plans to make Leicestershire a net zero carbon county by 2045. People are invited to comment on how changing the way they travel, how they run and maintain their homes, and how what they buy from day-to-day, can help protect the environment.
The consultation focuses on a net zero action plan which sets out key goals, including:
reducing carbon emissions generated by transport;
reducing energy use in buildings, as well as improving energy efficiency and adding new renewable energy generation;
supporting businesses to go green and grow the low carbon economy;
supporting communities to tackle climate change;
and increasing the removal and storage of carbon in natural systems like soil and forests.
Details of the proposals and consultation are available on the Council's website and may be found by searching "Net Zero Leicestershire". The consultation will run until 26th July, 2022. The results will then be analysed and shared with the Council's Cabinet and residents in the autumn.
Richard Shepherd, County Councillor
Telephone: 01509 413903
Posted: Mon, 09 May 2022 09:40 by Julie Lovatt