North Lincolnshire Council to become carbon neutral by 2030

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North Lincolnshire Council to become carbon neutral by 2030

North Lincolnshire Council has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 in a bid to help the region reach net zero.

A new policy has just been approved by the council’s cabinet today, Monday 24 January.

The ‘Green Future’ proposals to become carbon neutral will aid in the council’s quest to make North Lincolnshire a ‘cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable’ place to live in.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of the North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is one of the most important pieces of policy we will be responsible for.

“It sets a vision which will protect North Lincolnshire now and for future generations.

“We already have an enviable track record when it comes to protecting and enhancing the environment; slashing our carbon emissions in the last decade, planting over 85,000 trees and re-establishing vast areas of urban wildlife habitats – but we can and will go further.

“It embeds environmental protections and enhancements into everything we do and across all that we are responsible for – and is designed to protect and create jobs, taking advantage of new green technologies and the emerging industries.”

The new policy will allow residents, communities and businesses to work with the council to achieve the most beneficial outcomes for the environment.

Their aim is to ‘achieve decarbonisation, environmental protection and enhancement, personal wellbeing and economic growth’.

This includes becoming carbon neutral by the year 2030.

Their four policies include net zero and sustainable energy, resources, waster and water management and natural environments.

The council has already reduced their carbon footprint by over 60 percent.

This has helped them save £12 million so far.

£1 million was saved from energy bills alone in 2019.

This involved actions such as changing every streetlight in the region so that they all had low-cost, energy-saving LED lightbulbs.

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