Posts in Category: Climate Change & Decarbonisation

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions - Buildings (Wrexham CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Wrexham’s Community Health and Wellbeing facility  is due to open in 2022. This is a 1970s Office Block utilising a ‘fabric first’ approach to thermal efficiency and establishing photovoltaic panels on the roof.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions - Buildings (Carmarthenshire CC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Carmarthenshire County Council has partnered with Ameresco , an energy service company, to identify a range of measures to reduce carbon emissions across the authority’s estate. Phase 1 of the project is projected to save 675 tonnes CO2e each year.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Land-use and place-based approaches (Vale of Glamorgan) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Vale of Glamorgan Council  obtained Local Nature Partnerships Cymru  funding Projects to develop a Green Living Wall on the BSC2 building in Barry. The project will improve biodiversity and offer greater access to Green Infrastructure. The project is expected to extract approximately 41 kilos CO2e per annum.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Land-use and place-based approaches (Torfaen CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Torfaen County Borough Council –has consulted with Natural Resources Wales to identify opportunities for better land management approaches including the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping  to identify opportunities for carbon sequestration. This has informed a Torfaen Public Service Board Green Infrastructure Strategy  for all publicly owned land in Torfaen.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions - Buildings (Torfaen CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Torfaen County Borough Council is working with two of the main housing associations in the area Melin Homes  and BronAfon to decarbonise their housing stock.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions - Buildings (Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has plans to utilise heating from Taff's Well Thermal Spring  to heat rooms in FfynnonTaf Primary School at an estimated cost of £3 million. The plan forms part of a wider project to use Wales’ only natural thermal spring as the basis for heating buildings in the local area.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Land-use and place-based approaches (Powys CC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Powys County Council is using a place planning approach to focus on carbon, climate adaptation and biodiversity. This new town approach is set to be replicated in 9 other towns across Powys. 

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Transport (Pembrokeshire CC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Pembrokeshire County Council is undertaking £4.5 million research and pilot into the potential for Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The project is being undertaken as part of the wider two-year Milford Haven: Energy Kingdom project.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions - Buildings (Neath Port Talbot) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Neath Port Talbot County Borough  Council  is leading on the £505 million Homes as Power Stations  project on behalf of the Swansea Bay City Deal. The five-year project is expected to future proof at least 10,300 properties through installation of energy efficient design and technology in both new builds and retrofits.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Heat Network (Gwynedd) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Gywnedd Council has commissioned a feasibility study Low carbon and affordable heat study in Tanygrisiau  including the option to retrofit a district heat network. . If successful, the scheme may be replicated in other local quarrying communities

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Solar Farm (Flintshire CC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Flintshire County Council  has commissioned four large-scale solar farms in a bid to reduce authority emissions. Two of the sites represent a £3.1 million investment in 9,000 solar panels which are project to save 800 tonnes CO2e per annum.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Procurement (Denbighshire CC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Denbighshire County Council is using a micro business approach to decarbonisation as part of the business case for social care grants in neighbourhood schemes.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Procurement (Conwy CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Conwy County Borough Council is working with CLES - the national organisation for local economies, to inform its scope 3 baseline as part of the Council’s Net Zero Supply Chain project.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions - Buildings (Conwy CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Conwy County Borough Council  is developing a strategy to rationalise current office space and staff commuting through the “Future of Office Working” project – a collaboration between the Council’s Human Resources, Asset Management departments and workforce.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Solar Farm (Cardiff) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Cardiff Council is planning to repurpose the Lamby Way Landfill site to establish a large-scale, 9MW Solar Farm. The project is projected to produce enough energy to power 2,900 homes annually and to cost £16.3 million over a 35-year period.

 

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Heat Network (Cardiff) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Cardiff Council is developing a new network piping heat from Cardiff Bay’s incinerator to reduce the energy consumption associated with heating public non-residential buildings in Cardiff. The project is expected to cost £26.5 million in total and to be completed by 2022, with a projected annual carbon saving of 5600 CO2e annually.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Solar Farm (Caerphilly CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Caerphilly County Borough Council has sought to develop a 20MW solar farm on previously privately owned land taken on by the council. The project is projected to cost £12 million over its estimated 35-year lifespan. The farm is expected to produce enough energy to power approximately 6,000 homes annually.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Land-use and place-based approaches (Cardiff) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Cardiff Council is planning to introduce a city-wide tree-planting scheme,  a £1 million ‘Coed Caerdydd’ urban forest project. The intention of the scheme is to plant over 800 hectares of land with trees over the next decade focused on carbon, flooding, water management and resilience.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Transport (Blaenau Gwent CBC) 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council–has established a depot for trucks and vehicles which has factored in the business case for Electric Vehicle charging points as well as developing skills and training for maintenance of the site.

Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review Interventions – Transport 

The Welsh Local Government Decarbonisation Planning Review on the current state of Decarbonisation Planning in Welsh Local Government analysed interventions listed in councils’ Decarbonisation plans were according to four priority areas including Buildings, Mobility and Transport, Procurement, and Land Use. These areas reflect the priority areas identified by Welsh Government Net Zero Carbon 2030 for public sector.  

 

Isle of Anglesey County Council has purchased second-hand vehicles to retain flexibility of fleet whilst buying time to explore options decisions over Electric or Hydrogen vehicles.

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