What we are going to do in the future
Below you can find details of schemes that we, the council, will be implementing over the coming decade to address climate change and reduce the county’s carbon footprint.
Accessible and good value green electricity to homeowners
The team responsible for the collective energy switching scheme, Warwickshire Switch and Save, will soon provide accessible and good value green electricity to homeowners. We hope this and work to help households access the new Government Green Homes Grant will address fuel poverty. We are hoping to soon be able to announce tangible support that we will offer up to community groups with eligible climate change projects.
Electric vehicle charging
We have secured funding to install 100 twin-headed electric vehicle charging ports in public places this financial year, with further projects like this to come. We will continue to embrace and develop the use of technology which has helped us to all reduce our travel through working from home over the past few months.
Carbon Neutral by 2030
We have made a commitment to make all of our corporate buildings and transport fleet carbon neutral by 2030 or sooner.
Net gain for habitat biodiversity
So far, we are the only authority in the UK to have made a written commitment to seek to achieve a net gain for habitat biodiversity, which will benefit both climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Discussions have begun among partners for ambitious tree planting and other biodiversity projects around Warwickshire.