The story so far
Energy self-sufficiency has not been reached by any council in the UK, but once the Hull solar farm is completed later this year we will be one step closer, with all of our electricity needs coming from this farm. Investments like this, alongside data we measure to track our carbon emissions, provides us with confirmation that we are making excellent progress to achieve our aims.
In 2009, for example, our emissions were 28,064 tonnes CO2.
In 2019, they were 13,954 tonnes CO2 – a reduction of over 50%.
In 2030, they will be net zero – and we have confidence we can achieve this.
Work to achieve carbon neutrality is well underway and our projects over the last decade show that we are making good progress in our aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
Our projects to date
Some of the projects we've led and supported over the years to become a greener council, and to encourage our communities to be more green, are detailed below.