Council electricity tariffs and renewable electricity generation

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear North Warwickshire Borough 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

Chris Jones, North Warwickshire Borough Council

Hello Ms Jewell,

The Council procures the majority of its Electricity via the ESPO framework contract. Regards your specific questions,

The Council does not have a 100% renewable green electricity tariff

The Council does not generate any electricity from waste

The Council has Solar PV's at one site which we received £1,227 income during the last financial year

Kind Regards

Chris

Chris Jones
Facilities Manager

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