Cowbridge: Vale council continues to tackle climate change

By Jack Wynn

26th Jul 2022 | Local News

Cowbridge Leisure Centre was the first to have solar panels installed as part of a roof replacement scheme. (Image credit: Markus Spiske - Unsplash)
Cowbridge Leisure Centre was the first to have solar panels installed as part of a roof replacement scheme. (Image credit: Markus Spiske - Unsplash)

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has progressed with plans to tackle climate change and reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030. 

A recent report has detailed the range of activities delivered by the council to meet its Project Zero target. In the last year, the council has introduced renewable energy sources for its highest energy-consuming buildings, with Cowbridge Leisure Centre being the first to have solar panels installed as part of a roof replacement scheme.  

The council also opened Wales' first zero carbon school, South Point Primary in Rhoose. Delivered in partnership with Welsh Government, the school has an environmentally friendly design. 

There has been an ongoing revision of route networks, installation of bicycle repair stations and promotion of active travel, which will reduce traffic congestion and CO2 emissions. 

Cllr Bronwen Brooks, deputy leader and cabinet member for Sustainable Places, said: "In 2019, we made a commitment alongside other local authorities to respond to the Climate Emergency and reduce our carbon emissions.  

"We are committed to deliver on Project Zero commitments and tackle climate change and have already made considerable steps towards achieving our goal of net zero by 2030. 

"Going forward, we will continue with plans to make changes to our practices, schools, housing, land and asset management, travel and technology with the consistent objective of reducing our emissions and considering our impact on the environment." 

The full report can be found here

     

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