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!


Renewable energy comes from the Earth’s natural resources, including sunlight, wind and water. It doesn’t pollute the planet and we need to use a lot more of it and develop more locally in order to help us tackle the worst effects of climate change.

These are our actions relating to the production, delivery and use of renewable energy in the borough



Timeframe For Delivery

Organisation to lead on Delivery


The Partnership to work with electric and gas providers to allow for greater amounts of renewable energy schemes


Western Power Distribution, Cadent and Partnership members


Work with electric and gas providers on their net carbon zero plans

0-10 years

Western Power Distribution, Cadent and Telford & Wrekin Council


Support local communities coming together to develop renewable energy schemes

0-10 years

Telford and Wrekin borough communities and Telford & Wrekin Council through the Climate Change Fund:


Local organisations to undertake energy efficiency projects to reduce emissions they produce

0-10 years

Telford and Wrekin borough organisations


Local organisations to encourage community owned renewable energy projects on their land and buildings.

0-10 years

Telford & Wrekin Council and borough organisations


Promote renewable energy grants and energy efficiency grants to eligible groups

0-1 years

Telford & Wrekin Council


Explore the possibility of running a large scale solar panel project on the roof of a local industrial estate

0-2 years



Explore the possibility of new local renewable energy projects

0-2 years

Shropshire and Telford Community Energy Group with Sharenergy and Midlands Energy Hub


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