Strategy for a zero carbon Kent by 2050

Kent County Council’s Energy and Low Emissions Strategy is out for consultation and there’s still time to make your views known on plans for all of Kent to reach zero emissions by 2050.

The strategy also aims to eliminate poor air quality, reduce fuel poverty and deliver an affordable, clean and secure energy supply for Kent and Medway.

Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste Mike Whiting

KCC cabinet member for the environment Mike Whiting said: “Kent County Council recognises the importance of the environment and climate emergency and this strategy is an acceleration of the work we are already doing to reduce emissions such as the roll-out of LED streetlighting across the county and the installation of solar panels on buildings we own.

“We have made real progress but there’s still much more to be done.

“We will continue to work with partners and those in our supply chain and will investigate all possible sources of external funding to support our commitment.”

Since 2010, KCC has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions from its own land and buildings by 45%.

By May 2020 KCC will bring forward targets for zero emissions for its own activities.

Mr Whiting added: “We also want to make sure Kent county reaches the 2050 target set by government. Residents and businesses in Kent have already reduced emissions by 37% since 2005 and we believe 2050 for zero emissions can be achieved.

“I’d encourage everyone to take part in this consultation. We can protect both our health and the environment and now is the time to act together.”

The consultation is open until September 23.

To take part visit www.kent.gov.uk/energyandlowemissionsconsultation

Strategy for a zero carbon Kent by 2050 was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by Thom Morris