As the Cop 26 climate change conference continues, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council is highlighting many of its green projects and work.
It has already supported calls that we are in a climate emergency and brought forward its pledge to go net zero by 2035 instead of 2050.
Council leader Stuart Dark explains more
What is happening in this area? As Radio West Norfolk reported earlier this week, the council is spending £1.3m on green projects, has got a Government grant to help cut carbon, and is going to invest £600,000 in making street lighting in the borough more energy efficient.
Parts of the council’s work have already gone greener. Their waste and recycling lorries now need 20 per cent less diesel and use electric power for the tail lifts which is cutting emissions by nearly forty per cent.
Paul Kunes, the councillor responsible for the environment, said there is also an electrically-powered vehicle in their fleet
There are also green pledges around the Parkway scheme, which has caused some controversy in the borough