Blackpool targets carbon neutral status with renewable energy supply

Blackpool Council has made progress towards its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by securing an entirely renewable energy supply.

The council, which hopes to be carbon neutral by 2003, has reached an agreement with EDF to use wind and solar to power a vast majority of its buildings, Illuminations, ancillary services and arms-length organisations.

This covers the Winter Gardens, Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Airport as well as the town's schools and academies. 

Cllr Jim Hobson, Blackpool Council's cabinet member for the environment and climate change, said: "We can only prevent climate change by talking decisive action. The move to renewable energy across our sites is of course a huge step forward, but the work doesn’t stop there – we will continue to look at ways in which we can make a positive difference."

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