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22 Feb 2010 09:02:14

Local councils need to help create green infrastructure



Local councils need to help create green infrastructure
A new report from the UK-Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on local authorities to work with small-scale green initiatives.

According to the UK-GBC, councils are not doing enough to support projects that could help reduce nationwide targets for carbon emissions.

One of the key proposals in its study was for public sector buildings to be connected to microgeneration projects, in order to create an "anchor-load" of demand.

In addition, the organisation called for local infrastructure such as heating and waste disposal to be included in the government's target for zero carbon homes.

Councils needed to drive such projects through ring-fencing funding, according to the report.

On the report's findings, Paul King, chief executive of the UK-GBC, said: "Delivering sustainable community infrastructure, particularly district heating, is often still seen as expensive and high risk, which is why we need the public sector to play a key role in providing the anchor loads necessary to instill confidence and make schemes viable.

"It also makes a huge amount of sense to enable local energy infrastructure to be recognised as part of the zero carbon 'allowable solutions' for new homes and buildings."

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