Investing in 100% renewable energy
From the 1st April 2020, Winchester City Council’s operational buildings will be supplied by electricity provided by sustainable sources, including wind and solar power.
Winchester City Council purchases its power and gas through the LASER framework; a framework established by Kent County Council that aggregates the electrical and gas demands of multiple local authorities in order to purchase power and gas at the most competitive rates.
This will have the immediate impact of reducing our carbon emissions by 15%. Our long term aim is to further reduce our carbon emissions by 40% once we have ‘on-boarded’ all of our sites onto our new green tariff.
If you would like to learn more about green tariffs, how to switch your energy supply and reduce your household carbon footprint visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website here: https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/switching-utilities/buying-green-electricity