Our manifesto states that we will continue to lead a well-run council working to three key priorities:
- Achieving Net zero Exeter 2030
- Supporting active and healthy lifestyles
- Building great neighbourhoods
Below are our commitments under this priority, but first here are some articles which give a flavour of the sort of work that our Council is doing linked to this priority.
Achieving Net Zero Exeter 2030
Large electric powered waste collection truck trial
The promised retrofit programme underway
Green Factoid of the day
Labour Led Exeter City Council’s Solar Journey
Labour declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency
Achieving Net zero Exeter 2030
Like Exeter, many other cities and towns are aiming to be carbon neutral, but few have set out clear and deliverable plans to show how that will be reached. The council asked Exeter City Futures to work in partnership with the city to create a clear delivery roadmap*. Net Zero Exeter 2030 sets out the scale of the challenge, and the likely actions and investment required to ensure that Exeter is, and is in a position to remain, carbon neutral by 2030.
Key additional outcomes we will deliver in the coming year:
- Declaration of a Climate and Ecology Emergency
- Progress the solar farm and battery storage, which will comprise of 3,700 solar photovoltaic (PV) modules creating a 1.2MW array and substantial battery storage capacity to provide flexibility between peak generation and peak usage.
- Continuation of our tree planting programme with specific focus on replacing trees lost to ash dieback.