Ensuring a sustainable environment

Reducing energy consumption


South Tyneside Council

South Tyneside Council has significantly reduced energy consumption across its building portfolio resulting in a 21% reduction in heating and lighting over the last four years, and generating an annual saving of £346,000. This was achieved by installing LED lighting and motion detector sensors throughout a number of council buildings, installing solar panels on 20 council buildings, and on over 1,025 council homes.  Investment in smart meters and technology to ensure accurate readings for gas and electricity has enabled targeted communications to staff during high cost/demand periods.

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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