In 2019, Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. It is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030 – and to reduce single-use plastic across the council by 2023!

Pass the Planet

In 2014, Telford & Wrekin Council became only the second local authority in the UK to build a publicly owned solar farm. It took less than 18 months between the initial plans being proposed and construction being completed.

Pass the Planet

In the run up to COP26, the Local Government Association (LGA) are showcasing best practice from councils across England and Wales through their Pass the Planet campaign. Follow the link for more information Pass the planet | Local Government Association

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) being hosted in Glasgow this November, the LGA are using the opportunity to share and showcase the work councils are doing to address climate change.

Through Pass the Planet, the LGA are promoting good practice to support universal learning and share innovative solutions which other councils can scale up or replicate.

Our solar farm is showcased as an example of best practice, located on Telford & Wrekin Council: Publicly owned solar farm | Local Government Association. It generates green electricity to power more than 800 homes with a total carbon avoidance of more than 9,000 tonnes

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