Council in 2050 green energy bid
STOCKPORT council has pledged to use 100 per cent green energy by 2050. A motion was passed at a full council meeting committing to source all power from methods such as wind, wave and solar.
It is part of a nationwide campaign and the council has already spent £9m on solar panels.
Council leader Alex Ganotis said: “The welcome passage of this motion means Stockport council has adopted targets on clean energy which are amongst the most ambitious in the UK.
“Ambitious targets not only drive progress in terms of our own energy mix, but if enough businesses and organisations get on board, this also helps drive investment into green technology and jobs in that sector.
“This can make clean energy more economical and reliable at the same time as actively reducing emissions.”
Polly Billington, from the UK 100 clean energy campaign, added: “The transformation of our economy to 100 per cent clean energy will create jobs, drive economic growth, improve our health and wellbeing and keep our energy costs down too.
“Shifting away from dirty fossil fuels is good for all of us. So it’s great news that Stockport council is signing up to this ambitious goal.”