Tackling the cost of living crisis

Building a solar farm to advance clean energy and financial objectives


Telford and Wrekin Council

In 2014, the Telford and Wrekin Council completed its work to build a solar farm.  The construction process from initially planning to completion took less than 18 months, and to date, the farm has generated 15.04Gwh of energy and helped avoid over 7.5k tonnes of CO2.  This has helped the council become more environmentally and financially sustainable, reduce our carbon footprint and offset cuts in central government funding (over the solar farm’s lifetime it will have made £4.4m profit).

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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