Category Archives: Climate Emergency

Kirklees Committed to Greener Future

Electric vehicle use within Kirklees underpins our plans for both the Climate Emergency and air quality improvements. We are currently partnered with the other four West Yorkshire Authorities and West Yorkshire Combined Authority on the delivery of the strategic taxi and public rapid charging network. Across 17 sites, we have installed 12 chargers, have a further five planned installations and

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Setting-up a Kirklees Climate Commission

Climate Emergency

Kirklees Council is progressing its plans to set-up a Climate Commission to address green issues and help the borough reach its ambition of ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2038. The council has secured the help and support of Professor Andy Gouldson (Professor of Environmental Policy at the University of Leeds and Co-Chair of the Leeds Climate Commission) to develop and

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Kirklees Council’s buildings and street lights will be powered by green energy from April 2021.

offshore windfarm

We declared a climate emergency in 2019 and have now arranged for our energy supplier to switch our corporate electricity supply to a green electricity tariff for the remaining 2 years of the current contract, which will last until April 2023. ‘Green electricity’ means that our electricity supplies will be generated from entirely renewable sources. The impact of using green

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