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03 Apr 20201 minute read

Hackney is now 100% renewable

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Hackney is now 100% renewable

Hackney Borough Council, in East London, has announced that it is now sourcing all of its electricity from wind and solar sources, reports Business Green.

The clean energy milestone places it among a small number of councils that are fully powered by renewables, according to Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville.

"Even in the difficult times we are living through we must still take the long-term action we need to reduce our energy consumption and switch to cleaner energy," he said, noting that the London council has made "significant progress" towards a range of decarbonisation targets.

In 2019, a Freedom of Information request by ECA revealed that 93 out of 214 local authorities (43 per cent) don’t measure all energy use in relation to their built assets, which include housing, facilities, offices and other council-owned buildings.

Almost half (47 per cent) of councils said they do not have a plan in place for reducing the carbon emissions resulting from their built assets.

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