Solihull Leader lifts the lid on transition to a low carbon society - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Leader lifts the lid on transition to a low carbon society

Solihull Editorial 4th Nov, 2021   0

THE third episode of Solihull Council’s podcast series ‘Courts on Climate Change’ is now available to stream.

The series aims to help listeners understand what people in Solihull are doing in the fight against climate change and what can be learnt from them.

The podcast ‘Courts on Climate Change’, sheds light on innovative eco-initiatives taking place right across the borough, from autonomous vehicles to retrofitting grants.

Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, is joined by host David Gregory-Kumar from BBC Midlands Today and a range of special guests during the series.

Episode Three: ‘Energy’, explores the energy transition taking place across the country.

In Solihull, 57 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions come from energy used in buildings.

However the town has in the pipeline its Town Centre Energy Network, which will distribute low carbon heat and power from a single energy centre directly into town centre buildings.

The Solihull Green Homes Grant also comes up.

This scheme helps to tackle fuel poverty by offering financial support to low-income households suffering from energy inefficiency.

Coun Courts said; “When I gave my first talk on climate change 26 years ago, it’s eye-opening to see that much of it still remains relevant today.

“Hosting the world’s largest climate conference here in the UK is an unprecedented opportunity to agree bold global commitments to tackle climate change.

“It’s also an incredible chance to get everyone talking about the situation and learning how they can play their part.”

The final episode of the podcast will be released next week, covering Future Transport.

The podcasts are available on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.


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