Sustainable energy in Salford

A position statement 2015

This publication outlines the current achievements of Salford City Council and its partners are reducing carbon emissions and saving money by becoming more energy efficient and by generating renewable energy.

The document looks first at the policy framework covering sustainable energy in Salford primarily Salford's Climate Change Strategy (June 2010) and Carbon Management Plan (2009) and the Greater Manchester Climate Change Strategy 2011 to 2020.

Salford's carbon footprint looks at the city's baseline carbon emissions and breaks down of CO2 emissions by sector.

The second section covers how the council is leading by example dealing with our own estate and assets through programmes such as carbon management, street lighting and Green Wheels.

The third section covers working with partners and residents through housing retrofit in the private and social sectors; renewable generation using solar and hydro power; the place of community energy and enabling work on heat networks and the electric vehicle charging network.

Next the document covers legislative change and how this has impacted on carbon emissions from new dwellings in Salford.

Finally we outline ten commitments covering 2016 to 2020 that will help us on our way to our carbon targets.

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