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Action on green energy plan is to be welcomed

Published 08/01/2016

I am pleased that the council has agreed to my proposal to develop a green energy action plan and has begun the process by allocating up to £20,000 for an initial feasibility study.

Nearly 5,000 cities across Europe have developed strategies for energy transition. But Belfast performs poorly and was ranked last out of 20 UK cities in a survey for greenhouse gas emissions. Belfast City Council is also ranked at just 1,725 in the UK Government's carbon reduction commitment scheme.

The issue of energy is one of critical importance as climate change presents huge challenges.

A clear strategy with ambitious targets for Belfast is long overdue to ensure we focus on zero waste of energy to cut costs and on renewable energy generation to secure our own supplies.

CLLR ROSS BROWN (GREEN PARTY)

Belfast City Council

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