Top 10 Green Policies for Local Government


Ahead of the local elections across the United Kingdom on 5th May 2022 and inspite of a turbulent backdrop of rising energy prices and a growing anti-Net Zero agenda, this discussion paper aims to look at realistic policies that local authorities can deliver in order to help reduce carbon emissions locally.

Not only are the benefits of cleaner energy clear in terms of improving air quality - about 40,000 deaths in Britain each year are linked to air pollution -  but a government report in 2020 showed that electricity from onshore wind or solar could be supplied in 2025 at half the cost of gas-fired power.

With that in mind, here are ten policies that local authorities should review and where suitable, implement during their next term in office.

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Top 10 Green Policies for Local Government
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