Council electricity tariffs and renewable electricity generation

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Surrey 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: 5144922
Your reference: [FOI #937532 email]
 
 
 
Dear Ms Jewell,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations
2004
RE: IR - Council Climate Action Scorecards 
 
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Information request
Our reference: 5144922
Your reference: [FOI #937532 email]
 
Dear Ms Jewell
 
 IR - Council Climate Action Scorecards 
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 16 January 2023.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Gary Clothier
Freedom of Information Officer
Law & Governance
 
Surrey County Council | Woodhatch Place | 11 Cockshot Hill | Reigate | RH2
8EF | Working from home | Contact Centre Tel no: 03456 009 009 (9am to
5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) |  | Email:
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.
 
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