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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Town Council acts on carbon reduction

* The Town Hall now runs on green energy.

As part of Llangollen Town Council’s commitment to addressing the climate and ecological emergency, all energy supplies used at its properties and other assets have been transferred to a new 100% green energy company. 

Ahead of COP26 the Town Clerk, Gareth Thomas, explained that this was just one component of the climate emergency action plan adopted at the end of 2019. 

He said: "Clearly, the Town Hall as an historic listed building is difficult to manage in terms of its carbon footprint, but the switch to the new energy suppliers builds on the works undertaken in the Town Hall following the commissioning of an energy efficiency report in July 2019.

"This highlighted the deficiencies in the existing heating systems, which was in desperate need of renewal, and during 2020 work was undertaken to upgrade the boiler system to provide a more modern fuel efficient central heating system. 

"The move to 100% green energy tariffs now complements this work and shows the council’s commitment to this phase of its carbon reduction targets."

He added: "Work will continue on the action plan to ensure that the impact the Town Council’s services makes on the environment is minimised. 

"By undertaking such action the council hopes to act as a catalyst for change and wherever possible will support the community in there in endeavours to reduce individual household carbon footprints.

"Collective actions will then contribute to local and national targets."

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