Climate emergency: 100% renewable electricity now powers Southwark Council buildings

Katherine Johnston (22 January, 2021)

Further plans for schools’ electricity are also expected to be announced within weeks

8116The council's offices on Tooley Street

Street lamps and council-owned offices and public buildings are now all powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity.

Southwark Council announced the milestone achievement this week. Buildings covered include the town hall, council-owned day centres, offices and park buildings. 

Tooley Street has also confirmed plans to extend this commitment into communal areas of its housing stock by September; meaning clean energy-powered stairwell lighting and lifts.

Further plans for schools’ electricity are also expected to be announced within weeks.

Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for climate emergency, planning and transport, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Southwark has switched the electricity in all of our council buildings and street lighting to renewable energy. 

“Council managed housing spaces and schools are up next. This is the next stage in our response to the climate emergency and our commitment to reaching net zero by 2030.

“We will keep working towards more and improved sustainable energy sources and invite others to see what they are able to do as well.”

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