Lib Dem led Cornwall Council underpins its green ambitions by joining UK100


Cornwall Council has become the 100th member of UK100, a local authority network committed to clean energy, complementing their co-founding of the Countryside Climate Network, and Britain’s Leading Edge, a network focused on fairer funding for rural areas and driving the economy forward. 

Cornwall Council’s membership of UK100 demonstrates its commitment to creating a cleaner, greener Cornwall and its contribution to national sustainability policy. 

Edwina Hannaford, Lib Dem portfolio holder for Climate Change  said: 

“Working with our independent colleagues, Liberal Democrats on Cornwall Council are leading the way nationally on climate change and sustainability. By becoming the 100th member of UK100, and co-founding the Countryside Climate Network we are bolstering our commitment to green principles and recovery here in Cornwall and sharing best practice nationally. 

We are working to deliver Cornwall’s Carbon Neutral Plan approved by Council in July 2019. Cornwall Council is already producing around 40% of power from renewables; has committed to halting the installation of fossil fuel heating in new Council-built properties; has introduced a whole house retrofit heating programme in council housing; developed a network of cycle and walking trails; and has launched the Forest for Cornwall. 

“Sustainability is central to Cornwall’s Covid-19 recovery plan and to ongoing resilience in the Duchy.” 

Find out more about UK100 https://www.uk100.org/

 


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