Winner: Peterborough City Council – Energy strategy
Peterborough City Council has embarked on an energy strategy that generates renewable energy, reduces energy consumption, significantly enables regeneration, reduces carbon, gains financial benefits for the city and makes and saves money. By introducing non-domestic schemes and collective energy switching, adopting the Green Deal community fund, developing a scheme that enables free private residential roof solar panels and introducing the Peterborough Energy Tariff for residents in conjunction with partner energy supplier OVO, the council has done much to generate income to support its services, while addressing fuel poverty in the city.
Judges’ comments: ”This entry detailed an impressive and innovative approach to commercialising significant environmental interventions to realise carbon savings and financial benefits.”
Peterborough - energy recovery facility
Tower Hamlets LBC
A word from the award’s sponsor
Repic is extremely proud to sponsor the Environment award, which marks excellence in any aspect of a councils’ work in environmental services. We are delighted at the huge amount of effort shown by all councils involved. The inspiration and innovation displayed in addressing today’s challenges and environmental issues within local authorities clearly demonstrates to us the councils’ commitment to the environment and to looking for sustainable solutions to achieve their objectives. Repic would like to thank all of the councils that entered this award and would especially like to offer our congratulations to the winning council.
Andrew Blake-Herbert, chief executive, Havering LBC
Wayne Copley, procurement director, Repic
Karime Hassan, chief executive, Exeter City Council
Lee Marshall, chief executive officer, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee
John Metcalfe, chief executive, Isle of Wight Council