Moving to clean energy is key to reducing the impacts of climate change. That’s why, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is committed to supporting the Department of Economy with achieving their ambitious Path to Net Zero Energy Strategy.
Causeway Coast and Glens was the first Council in the UK or Ireland to approve Net Zero Emissions for all new Council Buildings. However, this will have a limited impact on overall targets, emphasising the need for more innovative decarbonisation initiatives in the following areas:
- Smart Technology
- Operational Efficiency
If you have a project which could assist with decarbonising, Council would like to hear from you - contact us HERE.
Projects Supported by Council
A Net Zero Carbon Cooperative opportunity for local business leaders has been identified by Queen’s University, who secured funding from the UK Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities through the UK Community Renewal Fund.
Through the ‘Occident’ project will leverage the innovation and research strengths of the University to assist agricultural, industrial, energy and societal communities to develop solutions which accelerate the transition to Net-Zero.
Queen’s University commissioned Action Renewables to assess the feasibility of a Zero Carbon Cooperative in Causeway Coast and Glens. In September 2022, Action Renewables, alongside Queen’s University, host a breakfast information session at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine to ascertain if local businesses would be interested in participating in such a cooperative.
This was followed in October 2022 with a facilitated session at the Bushtown Hotel which explored potential Net Zero ideas which could be developed further.