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Delight as Redditch receives £1.4m to slash carbon emissions

Ross Crawford 17th Mar, 2021 Updated: 18th Mar, 2021

REDDITCH Borough Council has received more than £1.4million to slash its carbon emissions as part of a major Government blueprint to support the UK’s journey to net zero by 2050.

Building on the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution published last year, the new Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy announced on Wednesday, March 17, sets out No10’s vision for building a competitive, greener future for the manufacturing and construction sector.

The blueprint includes measures to build on the UK’s efforts in moving towards greener energy sources.

As well as this, to reduce carbon emissions from public buildings including hospitals, schools and council buildings, £932m has been directed to 429 projects across England through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

As part of this it’s been announced Redditch Borough Council has received £1,425,721 from this fund.

This will be used to pay for low carbon heating systems, such as heat pumps, and energy efficiency measures like insulation and LED lighting.

“Having already declared a climate emergency and created the position of portfolio holder for climate change, Redditch Borough Council is already leading the way in supporting the UK’s target of reaching net zero by 2050,” said Redditch MP Rachel Maclean.

“This funding announced for our local council will enable it to slash its carbon emissions – a clear demonstration this Government and Council are doing everything it can in this fight against climate change.”

Councillor Matt Dormer, the Leader of Redditch Borough Council added: “This is absolutely fantastic news for Redditch.

“We put in a separate bid for money from Worcestershire County Council because Redditch has a lot of council houses.

“And what this money means is that we can make practical energy efficiency changes to properties which will save our tenants money and as well as cut our carbon emissions.”

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