Bedford Borough Council to move to 100 per cent green electricity
Street lighting and council buildings will be powered by renewable energy
From April 1, next year, Bedford Borough Council will be moving to 100 per cent green renewable electricity.
This will mean the council-owned and operated buildings and street lighting across the borough powered by renewable energy.
In March 2019, the council declared a Climate Emergency and has pledged to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2030. This builds on long-term projects where the council has reduced carbon emissions by more than 60 per cent since 2010.
Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “As a council, we have a responsibility to our borough and local communities to safeguard the environment. By making the move to green renewable electricity, we are taking the lead and proactively working to provide a better future and a cleaner environment for both within the local area and across the globe.
“I would urge local residents and businesses to look at how they are getting their energy, and see if there is an option for you to make the switch to green energy. Lots of us making little consistent changes in how we live and what we consume, really can make a big difference.”