Council electricity tariffs and renewable electricity generation

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s electricity sources in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information may be held by an estates department or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following questions:

a. Does the council have a 100% renewable green electricity tariff for all of the electricity that the council is directly responsible for, and is this tariff with Green Energy UK plc, Good Energy Limited or Ecotricity?
This includes all electricity that the council is directly responsible for, in council offices and any other buildings leased and managed by the council where the council pays the electricity tariff. This does not include homes owned or managed by the council. If unsure, please state your provider and tariff.

b. Does the council generate and use energy from waste? And if so, what percentage of the council’s total electricity use is powered by these energy from waste electricity sources?

c. Does the council buy directly from a local renewable electricity source or have its own renewable electricity sources? And if so, what percentage of the council's total electricity use is powered by this/these renewable electricity sources?
This includes council owned renewable electricity sources that are located outside of the council area, such as solar farms located further south to maximise electricity generation.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Information request
Our reference: 1340525
Your reference: [FOI #937521 email]

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Dear Hannah Jewell
 
 
Thank you for your correspondence which was received on 17th January 2023
requesting the following information:
Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information
Regulations request.

I would like information about your council's electricity sources in
relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This
information may be held by an estates department or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following
questions:

a. Does the council have a 100% renewable green electricity tariff for all
of the electricity that the council is directly responsible for, and is
this tariff with Green Energy UK plc, Good Energy Limited or Ecotricity?
This includes all electricity that the council is directly responsible
for, in council offices and any other buildings leased and managed by the
council where the council pays the electricity tariff. This does not
include homes owned or managed by the council. If unsure, please state
your provider and tariff.

b. Does the council generate and use energy from waste? And if so, what
percentage of the council's total electricity use is powered by these
energy from waste electricity sources?

c. Does the council buy directly from a local renewable electricity source
or have its own renewable electricity sources? And if so, what percentage
of the council's total electricity use is powered by this/these renewable
electricity sources?
This includes council owned renewable electricity sources that are located
outside of the council area, such as solar farms located further south to
maximise electricity generation. 
 
Your request for information is being considered under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. We will respond to your request as quickly
as possible, and by close of 14th February 2023 at the latest.
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 

Victoria Hooper
Information Access Practitioner
Information Access
Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall, Room 216 Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE, Postal Point:
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Information request
Our reference: 1340525
Your reference: [FOI #937521 email]

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Dear Hannah Jewell
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 17th January 2023.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 

Victoria Hooper
Information Access Practitioner
Information Access
Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall, Room 216 Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE, Postal Point:
[1]logo CHO320
T: 01992 555848
E: [2][email address
 
[3]Facebook link to Hertfordshire County Council[4]Twitter link
for Hertfordshire County Council[5]update me logo

 
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