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Renewable Energy

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities use renewable energy for some or all of their (a) power and (b) energy requirements. (80268)

This information is not held centrally although we understand that a number of local authorities have installed micro-renewables to supply energy for their own use and also pursue initiatives to purchase renewable electricity and fuel.

As the 2006 Climate Change Programme made clear, local authorities have a key role in achieving the UK’s goals on climate change and sustainable energy. Government strongly support innovative local action in this area.